Coca's Gone: Of Might and Right in the Huallaga Post-Boom by Richard Kernaghan

By Richard Kernaghan

In a valley within the jap foothills of the critical Peruvian Andes, a wealth of cocaine as soon as flowed. From the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s, this valley skilled abrupt rises in fortune, reckless corruption, and the brutality of these who sought to provoke their very own model of order. whilst this period of cocaine got here to an in depth, the legacy of its violence persisted to mould people's perceptions of time via neighborhood storytelling practices.

Coca's Gone examines the stressful, depressed social terrain of Peru's top Huallaga Valley within the wake of a twenty-year cocaine increase. This compelling booklet conveys tales of the lived truth of jolted social worlds and weaves a desirable meditation at the advanced interrelationships among violence, legislations, and time.

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