This new edition of Tapestries of Hope, Threads of Love, updated for students, includes a reaction to the death of General Pinochet, a chronology of Chile, many testimonies from arpilleristas in their own words, and an introduction by Peter Kornbluh. It retains a section of full-color plates of arpilleras, an afterword by Peter Winn, and a foreword by Isabel Allende. Students and interested readers will find the arpilleras beautiful, moving, and ultimately hopeful, and the testimonies a powerful way to learn about the history of contemporary Latin America and the arpillera movement in Chile.
Marjorie Agosin is professor of Spanish and the history of women in Latin American culture at Wellesley College. She is the author of numerous short stories, books of poetry, and novels.
Foreword Chronology of Chile, 1941-2006 Introduction Part I: Art as Witness Chapter 1: The Texture of Memory Chapter 2: Returning to the Shadows Chapter 3: A Journey to the South Chapter 4: Weaving My Story Part II: Testimonies, 1973-1994 Chapter 5: Violeta Morales Chapter 6: Valentina Bonne Chapter 7: Anita Rojas Chapter 8: Irma Muller Chapter 9: Mother of Augustin A. Martinez Meza Chapter 10: Doris Meniconi Lorca Chapter 11: Gala Jesus Torres Aravena Part III: Testimonies, 2005-2006 Chapter 12: Viviana Diaz Caro Chapter 13: Gala Torres Aravena Chapter 14: Maria Madariaga and Patricia Hidalgo Chapter 15: Charo Henriquez Chapter 16: Adriana Rojas Afterword Epilogue