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A book about the experience of five former ETA prisoners, published in Argentina by Lauburu, a local publishing company

05/12/2020

Cover of the Argentine edition of “Recoja sus cosas” by Ander Zurimendi from Vitoria-Gasteiz
Cover of the Argentine edition of “Recoja sus cosas” by Ander Zurimendi from Vitoria-Gasteiz

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Laprida, Argentina. “How does someone who spent 30 years as a prisoner live outside? “What is the process of social re-adaptation like? These are some of the topics covered by Ander Zurimendi, journalist from Vitoria-Gasteiz in Recoja sus cosas (Gather your things) beginning with “the personal, human and even intimate experiences of five former ETA prisoners, all affected by the Parot Doctrine and released in 2013.” In the words of its Argentine editor, Nicolas Chaves, director of Lauburu Publishers, the work compiles “truthful facts, presented as a narrative. One more piece in the plural account of the Basque conflict, with the city of Bilbao as the setting.”

Recoja sus cosas is the first work of the collaboration between Lauburu Publishers (Argentina) and Pol-len (Catalonia). The publication includes prologues by the general coordinator of EHBildu, Arnaldo Otegi and Argentine anthropologist Julieta Gaztañaga. The epilogue was written by Alfon Fernandez and there is also a annex by Laia Sera and Carla Vall about the Parot Doctrine.

The book costs $500 (Argentine pesos, USD7,5 yesterday's official exchange rate) and the publishers will send it all over the country.  For more information, or to order it email edlauburu@gmail.com.



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