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By Gregorio Hernandez-Zamora

Millions of descendants of the previous colonized and enslaved peoples all over the world are actually categorised as negative readers, undesirable writers, and gradual novices. Are they illiterate or silenced humans? Are they international voters or worldwide outcasts? Drawing from case reports of flesh and blood members in Mexico and the united states, this booklet questions the colonizing pictures of the “illiterate”, and explores the ways that the lengthy social background of conquest and colonization, plunder and globalization, is inscribed within the own histories of today’s subjugated humans. It argues that instead of “limited literacy abilities” they face systematic loss of freedom to talk, act, and make judgements approximately their very own lives. Literacy, therefore, is known as a key perform of voice and citizenship.

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