Title

La vorágine: Impunity, Memory and Human Rights

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2020

Department

World Languages and Cultures

Abstract

Facing state institutions that neglected the prosecution of crimes against humanity, narrative fiction in Colombia is a privileged source to acknowledge those crimes. A notable example of this connection between impunity and narrative fiction is Rivera’s La vorágine (1924). The novel is not just a master narrative to denounce crimes against humanity but a fictional archive to fight against impunity. La vorágine fulfills a social function that echoes the human rights legal framework known as the right to the truth. This article bridges this type of narrative, which we call fictions of distrust and the right to the truth.

Publication Title

Revista de Estudios Colombianos

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