They Kill Us, Therefore We Exist?



In this chapter, Vergara-Figueroa presents accounts of survivors of the massacre at Bellavista-Bojayá in a collective voice. Using the 25 interviews she conducted, the author gives an alternative narrative of the event in a post-massacre context. Notably, she links scenarios and actors that were left out in previous accounts of the massacre. Hence, in this new narrative, the author places mainly the voices of women survivors at the core of the story to describe how life was in the community prior to the massacre, how they experienced the event, the process of organization to return to the community after they were deracinated and their multiple efforts to reconstruct their routines.


Massacre at Bellavista Bojayá Chocó Black Women Afrodescendents Ethnography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesUniversidad IcesiCaliColombia

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