DOUGLAS UNGER is the author of four novels, including Leaving the Land, a finalist for the Pulitzer, and Voices from Silence, about the era of repression and terror in Argentina, as well as Looking for War and Other Stories. He has just completed a new novel, Dream City, set during the boom years in Las Vegas. He is co-founder of the Creative Writing International program at UNLV, and serves on the boards of Words without Borders and the Americas for Conservation and the Arts.
Culture from Horror:
By Douglas Unger
On Teaching the Mexican Drug Wars
In his essay for the Mexico course units offered by the new educational website Words Without Borders Campus, the Mexican writer Francisco Goldman raises an outcry in memory of Ayotiznapa—the word on the lips of tens of thousands of his fellow citizens who continue to march through the streets calling for justice and government reforms.