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By Gregorio Hernandez-Zamora

Millions of descendants of the previous colonized and enslaved peoples worldwide at the moment are labeled as bad readers, undesirable writers, and sluggish beginners. Are they illiterate or silenced humans? Are they worldwide electorate or worldwide outcasts? Drawing from case reports of flesh and blood participants in Mexico and the united states, this booklet questions the colonizing pictures of the “illiterate”, and explores the ways that the lengthy social heritage 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 talents” they face systematic loss of freedom to talk, act, and make judgements approximately their very own lives. Literacy, hence, is known as a key perform of voice and citizenship.

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