jueves, 23 de septiembre de 2010

[ no entender, pero no olvidar ]

"I'll never forgive myself. Even if I want it, I can't". I had a brother, he was 16 or 17 years old. He was taller than I, he was bigger than I, and I said to gim, "Son, brother, you haven't got no working papers, and I am afraid that you will not be able to survive. Come on, take a cjance with me, let's go together." Why did I take him with me? Because I had the working papers, and I though maybe because I gonna go to the right, I kknew people who had their working papers, they gonna go to the right, because the Germans need people in the ghetto, to finish the job, whatever they had to do. He agreed with me. At the same time I said he is built tall, then maybe he gonna have a chance.
When I came to the gate where the selection was, then the Gestapo said to me (I showed him my papers), "You go to the right." I said, "This is my brother." He whipped me over ny head, he said: "He goes to the left." And from this time I didn't see any more my brother... I know it's not my fault, but my conscience is bothering me. I have nightmares, and I think all the time, that the young man, maybe he wouldn't go with me, maybe he would survive. It's a terrible thing: it's almost forty years, and it's still bothering me. I still got my brother on my conscience. God forgive me! (page 33, Interview).  

lunes, 6 de septiembre de 2010

Worlds and Knowledges Otherwise

Acaban de mostrarme el sitio web de Worlds & Knowledges Otherwise y, la verdad es que se ve suficientemente interesante como para compartirlo con ustedes. Pueden visitarlo haciendo clic acá.
Entre las cosas que pueden encontrar visitando el sitio están: Human Rights, Democracy, and Islamic Law (Fall 2004); The Poetics of the Sacred and the Politics of Scholarship (Spring 2006); Post-continental Philosophy (Fall 2006); On Decoloniality (Fall 2007); On the De-Colonial (II): Gender and Decoloniality (Spring 2008). Tá bueno.