Through my work as a freelance journalist and researcher, I have spoken to many Chilean survivors of Augusto Pinochet’s military dictatorship. My awareness of Chile deepened and my interest increased, particularly due to the prevailing rupture in memory and society. After interviewing activists, authors and intellectuals from Chile, I embarked upon a project – reviewing books pertaining to Chilean collective memory published in Chile, for an English-speaking audience. The project was put on hold for a couple of years. However, I am taking up this endeavour again, alongside other projects, including research and art, which are inspired by Chile. Updates will be posted on this website.

Unless otherwise indicated, the work on this website is of an entirely independent nature. Articles and reviews which I authored and which have been published in other outlets previously will be clearly indicated.

Special thanks to all Chileans who have opened their lives and their memory for my knowledge. A word of thanks to Cyril Mychalejko, editor at Upside Down World, who published my first article about Chile. Heartfelt gratitude especially goes to Adriana Goni Godoy and Eugenia Prado Bassi, who are a constant inspiration and whose friendship I treasure.

And to the memory of the disappeared, a promise of remembrance.

Ramona Wadi