Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyLiterature and Dictatorship in the Dominican Republic

  • Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:00:00    Permalink

    What can fiction teach us about political resistance during times of tyranny? While the twentieth century alone has borne witness to acts of terror and dictatorship across the globe, numerous writers have addressed the violence that took place at mid-century in the Dominican Republic. From 1930 to 1961, the country struggled under the dictatorship of Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina, often referred to simply as “El Jefe.”

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