We Tell Ourselves Stories to Tell Ourselves Stories


It’s not like we can all launch a Kickstarter or write a book—there’ve been hundreds of books about the border, and we still have the same problem. So I get angry, and perhaps it’s less about my feeling that all this testimony is useless and more my way of raging against my own impotence toward the situations we’re living through.

For Guernica, Charlotte Whittle speaks with Mauro Javier Cardenas about his novel The Revolutionaries Try Again, and how he works through questions of borders, language, the relation between America and Latin America, and the political and personal functions of storytelling.

Theodora Messalas is a New York-based writer and editor who could easily be talked into going to grad school. More from this author →