Diario de Oaxaca
A Sketchbook Journal of Two Years in Mexico

Kuper, Peter
Date Written:  2009-09-01
Publisher:  PM Press
Year Published:  2009
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX21711

The memoir of Peter Kuper living in Oaxaca, Mexico during a social and political upheaval that ended in more than 20 people dead.


Publisher's description:

Painting a vivid, personal portrait of social and political upheaval in Oaxaca, Mexico, this unique memoir employs comics, bilingual essays, photos, and sketches to chronicle the events that unfolded around a teachers' strike and led to a seven-month siege. When award-winning cartoonist Peter Kuper and his wife and daughter moved to the beautiful, 15th-century colonial town of Oaxaca in 2006, they planned to spend a quiet year or two enjoying a different culture and taking a break from the U.S. political climate under the Bush administration. What they hadn't counted on was landing in the epicenter of Mexico's biggest political struggle in recent years. Timely and compelling, this extraordinary firsthand account presents a distinct artistic vision of Oaxacan life, from explorations of the beauty of the environment to graphic portrayals of the fight between strikers and government troops that left more than 20 people dead, including American journalist Brad Will.
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