Curator Reviews

Maaza Mengiste

I read this book slowly over the course of one summer; I didn’t want it to end. It changed how I imagined revolutions and those flawed, complex human beings we make into heroes. Anderson’s biography of Che is thorough in its research, but more than that, it’s written in such a way that you are entirely, completely immersed in the Cuban revolution until the very end. I can never look at one of those over-simplified graphic representations of Guevara without thinking of this book. Spellbinding.

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