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When Rains Became Floods:

A Child Soldier’s Story

By Lurgio Gavilán Sánchez
Translated by Margaret Randall

When Rains Became Floods is the gripping autobiography of Lurgio Gavilán Sánchez, who as a child soldier fought for both the Peruvian guerrilla insurgency Shining Path and the Peruvian military. After escaping the conflict, he became a Franciscan priest and is now an anthropologist. Gavilán Sánchez's words mark otherwise forgotten acts of brutality and kindness, moments of misery and despair as well as solidarity and love.

Series: 
  • Latin America in Translation

Bibliographic Information

Title: 
When Rains Became Floods: A Child Soldier’s Story
By: 
  • Lurgio Gavilán Sánchez
Published: 
2017-07-24
Copyright year: 
  • 2015
ISBN electronic: 
978-0-8223-7144-1
ISBN cloth: 
978-0-8223-5842-8
ISBN paper: 
978-0-8223-5851-0
Series: 
Latin America in Translation

Author Bio

  • Lurgio Gavilán Sánchez is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico).Margaret Randall is the author of dozens of books, including Che On My Mind, also published by Duke University Press. 

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