Cautiva (Captive)

Cautiva (Captive)

by Clara Rojas

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Overview

Clara Rojas is a lawyer and was the campaign director of Ingrid Betancourt’s presidential campaign when they were kidnapped by the FARC in 2002. She gave birth to her son Emmanuel during her captivity but he was taken from her when he was only eight months old. After six years of captivity she was finally liberated. Clara and her son currently live in BogotÁ, Colombia.

Translator:

Adriana V. LÓpez is the founding editor of CrÍticas, Publishers Weekly's sister magazine devoted to the Spanish-language publishing world. She is the co-editor of Barcelona Noir, a short story collection for Akashic Books, as well as the editor of Fifteen Candles: 15 Tales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles and Other QuinceaÑera Stories (HarperCollins, 2007). Lopez's work has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post, among other publications and book anthologies. Her essays and fiction have appeared in Juicy Mangoes (Simon & Schuster, 2007), Border-Line Personalities: A New Generation of Latinas Dish on Sex, Sass & Cultural Shifting (HarperCollins, 2004), and Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism (Seal Press, 2002). LÓpez is a member of PEN America and currently divides her time between New York and Madrid.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439169711
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Series: Atria Espanol
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Clara Rojas is a lawyer and was the campaign director of Ingrid Betancourt’s presidential campaign when they were kidnapped by the FARC in 2002. She gave birth to her son Emmanuel during her captivity but he was taken from her when he was only eight months old. After six years of captivity she was finally liberated. Clara and her son currently live in Bogotá, Colombia.

Translator:

Adriana V. López is the founding editor of Críticas, Publishers Weekly's sister magazine devoted to the Spanish-language publishing world. She is the co-editor of Barcelona Noir, a short story collection for Akashic Books, as well as the editor of Fifteen Candles: 15 Tales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles and Other Quinceañera Stories (HarperCollins, 2007). Lopez's work has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post, among other publications and book anthologies. Her essays and fiction have appeared in Juicy Mangoes (Simon & Schuster, 2007), Border-Line Personalities: A New Generation of Latinas Dish on Sex, Sass & Cultural Shifting (HarperCollins, 2004), and Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism (Seal Press, 2002). López is a member of PEN America and currently divides her time between New York and Madrid.

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Cautiva (Captive) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maria Celeste Arraras, comenta que "esta historia elevara el alma del ser humano" y tiene mucha razon, en mi opinion esta es una historia de fortaleza interna alimentada con una gran fe, disciplina y consistencia diarias. Clara describe esta historia con un realismo que por momentos llegue a sentir el lodo y olor a humedad lo mismo que el sabor de la comida tan poco agradable al igual que el cansancio. Después de terminar el libro he reflexionado mucho y he llegado a la conclusión de que las personas que pasan por estas circunstancias son personas especiales por diferentes razones, primero porque ningun ser humano merece ser privado de su libertad y de las mas minimas necesidades diarias y luego porque en estas circunstancias cada quien saca fortaleza de su yo interno y usando esas capacidades reaciona de la manera unica que cada persona desarrollara dentro de su potencial. Clara fue bendecida aun en estas circunstancias con la mayor bendicion que una mujer pueda recibir y creo firmemente fue la respuesta a su gran fe y el pago a su lealtad. Pienso que falto mucho todavía por describir pero la mente no me alcanza para imagir ese vivir dia tras dia con tan marcado e incierto futuro al mismo tiempo que he de imaginar que hay cosas que ni siquiera se quieran recordar mucho menos mencionar y que forman parte de al intimidad de cada ser humano. Lo mismo que me cuesta entender que aun dentro de circunstancias tan difíciles exista la falta de humildad, tolerancia y caridad. Ojala Emmanuel herede la fortaleza espiritual de su madre y la experiencia vivida a tan corta edad lo hagan un ser humano bien formado.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Una historia impactante,que lo invita a uno a recapacitar sobre las cosas simples de la vida.Lo recomiendo.
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El libro me encanto, es increible la historia, me hubiera gustado q hablara mas acerca del papa de su hijo pero ni modo. Me gusta su manera de ver la vida ante el infierno q estaba viviendo. Vale la pena leerlo.
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Alba66 More than 1 year ago
Me gusto, a ratos me parecio un poco dificil de creer, pero si lo recomiendo.
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