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The Resource Unforgetting : a memoir of family, migration, gangs, and revolution in the Americas, Roberto Lovato

Unforgetting : a memoir of family, migration, gangs, and revolution in the Americas, Roberto Lovato

Label
Unforgetting : a memoir of family, migration, gangs, and revolution in the Americas
Title
Unforgetting
Title remainder
a memoir of family, migration, gangs, and revolution in the Americas
Statement of responsibility
Roberto Lovato
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A timely and no-holds-barred tale of gang life, guerilla warfare, immigration, and intergenerational trauma, Robert Lovato's memoir and cultural critique reflects on his multifaceted life and examines many of the self-serving myths underlying modern American culture. The child of Salvadoran immigrants, Roberto Lovato grew up in 1970s California. Joining a gang in his teens, he witnessed a friend take a bullet to the face in a coke deal gone bad and survived his own shooting. He eventually traded the violence of the streets for wartime El Salvador where he joined the guerilla movement against its corrupt, fraudulent military government. As a child. Roberto endured beatings and humiliations driven by his father Ramón's anger-a rage rooted in his own childhood in El Salvador. Raised in extreme poverty in the countryside during the time of La Matanza-in which tens of thousands of indigenous peoples were killed in the span of a few months-young Ramón also spent time in a brothel and as the leader of a small band of thieves on the streets of San Salvador. Roberto looks back to the pain of his father's youth and examines both how he survived a life straddling intersecting underworlds of family secrets, traumatic silence, and criminal black-market goods and guns, and how these forces impacted his father's life and subsequently Roberto's own. Returning from El Salvador, Roberto channeled his own pain into activism and journalism, focusing his attention on how intergenerational trauma affects individual lives and societies. In Becoming Américan, he makes the political personal, interweaving his story and that of his father with wider social issues, including gang life-notably that of MS-13-and the immigration crisis, to reveal the profound ties between El Salvador and the United States that have fueled the rise of both of these issues
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Midwest
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Lovato, Roberto
Dewey number
  • 973/.04687284092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Lovato, Roberto
  • Salvadoran Americans
  • Children of immigrants
  • Fathers and sons
  • El Salvador
  • El Salvador
  • United States
  • El Salvador
Target audience
adult
Label
Unforgetting : a memoir of family, migration, gangs, and revolution in the Americas, Roberto Lovato
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT14920608
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062938480
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14920608
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14920608
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Unforgetting : a memoir of family, migration, gangs, and revolution in the Americas, Roberto Lovato
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT14920608
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062938480
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14920608
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14920608
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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