Santiago's Children: What I Learned About Life at an Orphanage in Chile

Santiago's Children: What I Learned About Life at an Orphanage in Chile


By (author) Steve Reifenberg, Foreword by Paul Farmer

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  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Format: Paperback | 252 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 18mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Austin, TX
  • ISBN 10: 0292717423
  • ISBN 13: 9780292717428
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 704,121

Product description

A beautifully written memoir about life among the most vulnerable, yet resilient residents of Latin America-its poor children.

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Review quote

"This book is a gem and offers a wonderful roadmap for students of any age who are thinking about engaging in a complicated world. It should make its way to every university career counselling office." Abraham F. Lowenthal, Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California

Table of contents

Foreword by Paul Farmer; Acknowledgments; 1. Visions of a Family Farm; 2. The Arrival; 3. Spanish Lessons; 4. Olga and the Hogar; 5. Not as Imagined; 6. Summer; 7. More Spanish and Other Lessons about Chile; 8. Politics; 9. The Pacific Coast; 10. The End of Summer; 11. A New School Year; 12. Professional Conversations; 13. On Being a Teacher; 14. Noisy and Complicated; 15. The Farm Revisited; 16. Donors, Demons, and Dentists; 17. Marcelo; 18. An Unexpected Journey; 19. A Home on Tupungato Street; 20. Catholics, Mormons, and Evangelicals; 21. Boys, Babies, and Biters; 22. The University; 23. Winter in a New Neighborhood; 24. Sebastian; 25. Explaining a Few Things; 26. You're Going to Do What?; 27. Groping in the Dark; 28. God Will See Us Through; 29. The End of the Road; 30. The Days of Waiting; 31. The Visit of the Gringos; 32. Searching for Something; 33. Taking Leave; Epilogue