About the Book
This is a fascinating insider's account from Adriana, a TV war reporter, who survived death threats, bullets on the battled field and kidnapping from the oldest guerrilla group in the world. A vivid history and a series of short stories told from the trenches in the Colombian jungle. This book depicts the war between FARC, Paramilitaries and the Colombian Government, during the height of the conflict between 1998 and 2004. Through these pages, the author honors the innocent victims caught in the storm of war, and offers a tribute to all the journalists who were killed and survived risking their lives bringing the truth to the citizens. Colombia is a country with one of the highest murder rates for journalists in the world.
Cover design Luis Germán Gómez García-Herreros & Ana Maria Camejo
Silvana Paternostro, Author My Colombian War: A Journey Through The Country I Left Behind
Adriana Aristizabal's memoir of being a tv reporter in Colombia during the height of the confrontation between guerrilla, paramilitary and army is a close as you can get to the trenches and how it was reported by one intrepid local journalist. A fascinating insider's account.
Joe Toft, Former Director DEA Colombia
I read your book on my flight back home. I really enjoyed it. It brought back a lot of memories and emotions from many years back. Your stories were captivating and very realistic. You are a good writer and a very brave woman.
Brian Rashid, Forbes Magazine
After an hour meeting at Manhattan's Eataly, I knew I was with a special woman, a powerful leader, but most of all, a brave soul. She opened that soul for all of us to see, so we can connect with her struggle, or maybe the wars in our own head.
Jaime Florez, Governor's Regional Representative at Executive Office of the Governor, State of Florida
Quienes hemos tenido el privilegio de trabajar con Adriana Aristizabal sabemos de la grandeza de su profesionalismo.
Luis Eduardo Franco, Camarógráfo Canal RCN
Yo como camarógrafo estuve en la toma del Palacio de Justicia y en la avalancha de Armero Tolima donde murieron 25,000 personas; pero lo más duro y peligroso fue el enfrentamiento de la guerrilla y el ejército en el Putumayo al lado de mi compañera la periodista Adriana Aristizabal, esa mujer y yo teníamos la sangre fría para enfrentarnos siempre con el peligro.