Oct 31, 2023
On this episode of the Colombia Calling podcast, we get to talk
to writer Paula Delgado Kling - after a long absence - about her
book, which is now a reality and will be launched on 28 January
2024 (Tune in for further details).
"Leonor, the Story of a Lost Childhood," is a heart wrenching tale of a young girl who entered the FARC guerrillas in Colombia, becoming the "first girl" of the commander in her region of Putumayo.
Author Delgado Kling has had unrivalled access to Leonor over the space of some 20 years as she goes through the process of reintegration back into formal Colombian society after being captured by the military. Now a mother herself, Leonor has returned to her hometown of Mocoa and her life continues there.
However, this story is not just one of a young girl born into poverty, abuse and misery, it also runs parallel to Delgado Kling's family's experiences of having to leave Colombia due to the threat of kidnapping at the hands of the M19 guerrillas.
The Colombia News Brief is reported by Emily Hart.
Paula Delgado Kling´s website: http://pauladelgadokling.com