Perú Bizarro

Lima: Editorial Planeta Perú, 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 333p., indices, wrps. New. Item #81132
ISBN: 9786123197551

Only the paradox of "Peru Bizarro" explains that in our Peru dreamers, artists and scientists remain overshadowed by inexhaustible lineages of unpunished politicians, that inhuman atrocities and superhuman efforts coincide in time and space, that diversity and discrimination compete with each other to be the most striking homeland characteristic. In an accurate historical review, and with a great sense of humor, journalist Marco Sifuentes recounts 79 extravagant episodes are ”in more than one sense ”that define that paradox that is Peruvianness, without ever falling into the cliche of the official narrative: that of a white, Catholic, and heterosexual elite from Lima. Welcome to side B of the history of a country that is always on the verge of ceasing to be.

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