About the Book

The Awakening of Latin America

The Awakening of Latin America

A Classic Anthology of Che Guevara’s Writing on Latin America
March 2013
Trade Paperback · 450 Pages
$24.95 U.S. · $27.50 CAN
ISBN 9780980429282
Ocean Press


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The name Che Guevara is synonymous with Latin America. This classic anthology on Latin America shows the Argentine-born revolutionary’s cultural depth, rigorous intellect and intense emotional engagement with a continent and its people.

Selected from his family’s personal archives, this book offers the best of Che’s writing: examples of his journalism, essays, speeches, letters and even his poetry, revealing the evolution of an extraordinary mind from that of an impressionable young medical student to the “heroic guerrilla,” brutally assassinated in Bolivia.

This anthology of Che Guevara's writing on Latin America is destined to become an instant classic comparable to Eduardo Galeano's Open Veins of Latin America.

“I consider my country to be not only Argentina but the entire Americas.”
—Ernesto Che Guevara

About the Authors

Ernesto Che Guevara was the legendary Latin American guerrilla fighter who joined the Cuban revolutionary movement that toppled the Batista dictatorship. He played a leading role in the early years of the Cuban revolution and made an extraordinary and original contribution to Marxist theory. He died at the hands of CIA assassins in Bolivia in 1967.

Maria del Carmen Ariet García (editor) is the world’s leading researcher on the life and works of Che Guevara. She is the coordinator of the Che Guevara Studies Center (Havana) that is headed by Che’s widow, Aleida March. María del Carmen led the investigation that ultimately succeeded in finding Che Guevara’s remains in Bolivia in 1997, 30 years after his assassination.