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October 2021 Biography & Autobiography

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Congo Diary
Episodes of the Revolutionary War in the Congo
By (author): Ernesto Che Guevara Edited by: Che Guevara Studies Center Introduction by: Gabriel Garcia Marqu Foreword by: Aleida Guevara
Ernesto Che Guevara ,

Edited by :

Che Guevara Studies Center ,

Introduction by :

Gabriel Garcia Marqu ,

Foreword by :

Aleida Guevara

ISBN:

9781644210727

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General/trade
Nov 02, 2021
$24.95 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

8.48in x 5.45 x 0.78 in | 0.74 lb

Page Count:

288 pages
Seven Stories Press
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Hispanic & Latino
Ernesto Che Guevara’s diary of his revolutionary struggle in Congo alongside Cuban guerrillas. 

In April 1965, Che Guevara set out clandestinely from Havana to Congo to head a force of some 200 veteran Cuban soldiers to assist the African liberation movement against Belgian colonialists, four years after the assassination of the democratically elected socialist president of Congo, Patrice Lumumba.
 
This diary deals with what Che admits was a “failure,” and he examines every painful detail about what went wrong in order to draw constructive lessons for planned future guerrilla movements. Unique among his books, Congo Diary gives us Che’s brutal honesty and his story-telling ability as he recounts this fascinating episode of guerrilla warfare unblinkingly and without sugar coating or jargon. Considered by some to be Che’s best book, it is also one of the few that he had a chance to edit for publication after writing it.

Series Overview: The Ernesto Che Guevara Library is an exciting new project to reintroduce the great essays, journals, and diaries of Che Guevara in both English and Spanish.

NEW REDESIGNED PACKAGE AND SERIES: Seven Stories Press is releasing all of Che’s backlist simultaneously in English and Spanish with beautiful new covers.

FEATURES A NEW INTRODUCTION: This edition includes a new introduction by Roberto Saviano, the Italian writer and author of Gomorrah, a best-selling exposé of the Camorra Mafia in Naples. Also included are an original introduction by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and a foreword by Aleida Guevara March, Che’s daughter.

KEY TEXT FOR STUDENTS AND ACADEMICS: This book presents Che in his own words to be studied by anyone who would like to understand his ideas, recognize his legacy, and delve into his cultural depth, his incisiveness, and his astute observations.

ERNESTO GUEVARA DE LA SERNA was born in Rosario, Argentina, on June 14, 1928. While studying for a medical degree in Buenos Aires, he took a trip with his friend Alberto Granado on an old Norton motorcycle through all of Latin America, the basis for The Motorcycle Diaries. During his travels he witnessed the Bolivian revolution in 1953; and, in Guatemala in 1954, the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz by US-backed forces. Forced to leave Guatemala, he went to Mexico City, where he linked up with exiled Cuban revolutionaries and met Fidel Castro in 1955. Che joined their expedition to Cuba, where the revolutionary war began in the Sierra Maestra mountains. At first Che was the troop doctor, and later became Rebel Army commander in July 1957.  Following the rebels’ victory on January 1, 1959, he was a key leader of the new revolutionary government and also of the political organization that in 1965 became the Communist Party of Cuba. 
 


  

Author Residence: N/A

Author Hometown: Rosario, Argentina and Cuba

Marketing: Advertising for the Siete Cuentos books and Che Guevara series through Latin American Studies Association (LASA) publications

Digital advertising in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Brochure mailing for Che Guevara series to Latin American Studies Association (LASA) members

Targeted email blast to Latin American Studies professors

Feature title at the American Library Association Annual Conference

Social media advertising to reach Che Cuevara fans

E-galleys and PDFs available on Edelweiss



Publicity: Features on reissue of the three Che Guevara diaries in major English and Spanish language media

Promotion of entire Che list upon release of the new Che letters book (I Embrace You With My Revolutionary Fervor)

Co-promotion around Aleida Guevara (Che’s daughter) appearance in the United States for a key events and media in Fall 2021

“Che Guevara’s feats in our continent were of such magnitude that no prison or censorship could hide them from us. His life is an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom.” —Nelson Mandela

“Che Guevara at the prime of his life and the height of his fame, went off to fight in the Congo. In that fleeting, anonymous passage through Africa, Che Guevara was to sow a seed that no one will destroy.” —Gabriel García Márquez

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