After tracing the main points shaping the debate on human rights, history, memory, testimony and politics which took place in Argentina starting from the end of the last military dictatorship (1976-1983), this article will deal with the writings of the children of the desaparecidos, focussing in particular on Félix Bruzzone’s novels Los topos (2008) and Las chanchas (2014). I will propose a reading of these texts which highlights the tension between a fate seemingly decided by the actual collective memory and the capacity to modify it, thus taking distance from the canonical literature of testimony and pointing towards new kinds of identities.
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