Suffering While Black. Resistance Amid Deracination
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In this chapter, Vergara-Figueroa describes how a group of traditional singers in the municipality of Bojayá, use songs as a means of resistance to channel their mourning, calling it the politics of spirituality. It was this form of resistance that placed Bojayá at the center of the peace agreement signed between the Colombian government and FARC, a process that started in 2012 and finished in 2016. When forgiveness appeared in the debate as an important need, the victims of Bojayá became the symbol of reconciliation of the country even though their demands of reparation have not yet been fulfilled.
KeywordsBlackness Suffering Collective pain Resistance Deracination Bojayá
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