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Author Event - The Long Honduran Night

  • Busboys & Poets: 14th & V 2021 14th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

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Journalist and author Dana Frank will discuss her new book, The Long Honduran Night, a story of resistance, repression, and US policy in Honduras in the aftermath of a violent military coup in 2009.

In the book Frank weaves together two perspectives: first, the broad picture of Honduras since the coup, including the coup itself, its continuation in two repressive regimes, and secondly, the evolving Honduran resistance movement, and a new, broad, solidarity movement in the United States. Her first-person account counters the mainstream media coverage that paints Honduras as a place of desperation and shares, instead, the stories of hope and courageous organizing in ordinary people's continuing struggle against repression.

Although it is full of terrible things, The Long Honduran Night is not a horror story: it’s about sobering challenges and the inspiring collective strength with which people face them.