Monday, 23 September 2013

Che's wiritings recognised by UNESCO

Earlier this year in July, Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna's writings were inscribed onto the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. The register includes nearly 300 documents and collections from 5 continents. Che's writings form part of the 54 new registrations added this year.

Ref: AWNS-18980528-2-1, Casino Espanol, Santiago de Cuba, Havana, Cuba, 1898, Sir George Grey Special Collections
The Cuban Revolution leader's documentary collection which includes 1007 documents, spans most of his life (1928-1967) including original manuscripts such as the 'Motorcycle Diaries' from his youth to his diary written in the mountains of Bolivia, where he was executed in 1967.In addition to the diaries, also included in the collection are newspaper articles, essays and personal correspondence. In total, this equals 431 manuscripts written by Che and 567 documents about him.
Ref: AWNS-18980528-2-2, St Thomas Street, Santiago de Cuba, Havana, Cuba, 1898, Sir George Grey Special Collections
UNESCO's  (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) Memory of the World Register comprises nearly 300 documents and collections from five continents. Guevara’s works are among 54 new additions this year which have been recognised as documentary world heritage.

Ref: AWNS-19330823-34-1, Havana, Cuba, 1933, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Che was a Argentinian physician and also a revolutionary leader who played a key role in the Cuban Revolution. Considered by some as a powerful symbol of rebellion and idealism, he is also seen by others  a murderer.

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