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The inky and talking people of the Pacific Coast of Colombia
Document begins: The inky and talking people of the 7 Pacific Coast of Colombia Luis Jaime Ariza Te l l o certain results; for example, if we want the text to be FUNDACIÓN HABLASCRIBE THE TALKWRITE legible, for the left and the right to be where we expect FOUNDATION them to be and for images to come out `in positive'. The author of this story is a sociologist and social communicator and is the current director of the Fundación HablaScribe (Cali, Colombia), an organisation which has supported processes of popular I saw Alvaro again four months later, when I decided to communication in the south-west of Colombia for thirteen years, go back to Cali, my birth place. I was desperately looking mainly with black and indigenous communities. These communities for work. I had thrown in my job on the Pacific Coast are marginalised and oppressed by government and mainstream because I had ended up shut up inside the four walls of Colombian society. the office. The organisation I was working for had cancelled the funding for the research I was doing on the oral traditions of the black peoples of the region. One Introduction afternoon, Alvaro called to invite me ...