The Regulator welcomes Orin Starn and Miguel La Serna, authors of The Shining Path: Love, Madness, and Revolution in the Andes, for a reading and book signing as part of the Regulator's Community & Scholars series. Co-sponsored by Duke's Forum for Publics and Scholars.
The Shining Path is a narrative history of the unlikely Maoist rebellion that terrorized Peru and led to the death of nearly 70,000 Peruvians. Co-authors Starn and La Serna take readers deep into the heart of the rebellion, and the lives and country it nearly destroyed. We hear the voices of the mountain villagers who organized a fierce rural resistance, and meet the irrepressible black activist María Elena Moyano and the Nobel Prize–winning novelist Mario Vargas Llosa, who each fought to end the bloodshed. Deftly written, The Shining Path is an exquisitely detailed account of a little-remembered war that must never be forgotten.
Orin Starn is a professor in Duke University’s cultural anthropology department and has written for many years about Peru.
Miguel La Serna is a historian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a leading specialist in the Peruvian armed conflict.