Author Archives: Malba Barahona

About Malba Barahona

Educational researcher, language educator. PhD from Australian National University. Passionate bushwalker and mountain lover. I procrastinate reading fiction, hiking, doing yoga, riding, having a beer and more recently decolonizing my existence. I write in English and Spanish in different blogs especially with the purpose of encouraging my students to write.

My passage to India

Does India still offer any sort of real spiritual alternative to materialism, or is it now just another fast developing satrap of the wider capital world? (Dalrymple, 2009) In the last twelve months I have read four books that are … Continue reading

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The end of the affair

” A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from  which to look back or from which to look ahead” The End of the affair is the first book I read by Graham Green … Continue reading

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Missing …in action!

En un país de desaparecidos, desaparecer es fácil. El esfuerzo se concentra en los muertos. Los vivos, entonces, podemos esfumarnos rápido. Es como ese álbum de The Godfathers : Birth ,School, Work and Death . Nací, cierto, terminé, apenas, el … Continue reading

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The Unberarable lightness of being

Another book that made me think and reflect on fate, destiny, love and happiness has been The Unberarable lightness of being by Milan Kundera.  It seems that these topics are quite recursive in the books I pick, but this time, I … Continue reading

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Goodbye my dearest Shantaram

The truth is that, no matter what kind of game you find yourself, no matter how good or bad the luck, you can change your life completely with a single thought or a single act of love. I have just … Continue reading

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Satanás en Locombia

Estoy harto de todo. Mi vida no tiene ninguna esperanza. Ya es tarde para hacerme ilusiones. Detesto la existencia que llevo, no hay nada alrededor mío que me entusiasme, que me dé confianza en el futuro, que me obligue a … Continue reading

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‎”Todas las mujeres somos Juana la Loca” Gioconda Belli

Así nos dice la escritora nicaraguense Gioconda Belli a propósito de su novela El pergamino de la seducción. ¿somos todas como Juana la loca? ¿quién fue Juana la loca? Yo te propongo un viaje sin más artilugios que la seda y … Continue reading

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