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DC Podcast Episode 4: The Devil’s Highway

Howdy there Decipherers. This week we would like to share Podcast Number 4, a review and discussion of the Devil’s Highway: A True Story by  Luis Alberto Urea. Urea is a poet and award-winning novelist, originally from Tijuana and now residing outside of Chicago.  Though The Devil’s Highway was written in 2005, it tells a story that has become increasingly relevant in the political landscape of 2018: the trek of a group of migrants from northern Mexico across the U.S. border.

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PostNotes:

1. This episode was planned on the Trinity Railway Express and filmed at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. Thanks to the staff who found us a study room and kudos on the great collection of Navajo textiles.

2. If you find Urea’s study of the borderlands compelling, another text worth examining is No One is Illegal: Fighting Racism and State Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border by Justin Akers Chacon and Mike Davis.

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