Contents

INTRODUCTION ix

CHAPTER ONE
Silence as a Strategy of Resistance:
the various languages of silence 1

CHAPTER TWO
Storytelling as a Strategy of Resistance:
much is revealed, even more is concealed 30

CHAPTER THREE
Madness as a Strategy of Resistance:
La Loca, Blanca, and Irene Vilar 62

CONCLUSION 89

AFTERWORD 97

BIBLIOGRAPHY 107

INDEX 113

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 119

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 121