“Let’s talk about History” shows episodes of history through conversations held by
the author with his teenage granddaughter and transports us ten thousand years into
the past, accompanied by illustrations of places, drawings, maps and works of art, to
open its doors to an adventure full of questions and concerns that arise as we travel
through the magnificent episodes of the human epic.
“Let’s talk about History” travels through one hundred centuries of humanity’s passage
on this planet, from the first temples to the present day. It crosses the barriers of
time and manages to take us through historical events, where the expectations and
concerns of an adolescent girl generate a magical connection with time, past, present
It depicts the ephemeral nature of the struggle for power, and the strength of the constructive and
regenerative capacity of human beings… The complexity of the ephemeral crosses domains of
knowledge, of the history, allowing access to phenomena, processes and practices of knowledge…
that are inscribed in experiences, lived and shared by the grandfather-granddaugther conversations.
Gabriel Ugas Fermín
Let’s Talk about History can be analysed through the three areas of genealogy proposed by Foucault:
Firstly, a historical anthology of ourselves in relation to the truth, through which we constitute ourselves
as subjects of knowledge; secondly, a historical anthology of ourselves in relation to the field
of power, through which we constitute ourselves as subjects who act on others; thirdly, a historical
anthology of ourselves in relation to ethics, through which we constitute ourselves as moral agents.
David Colombo Ocando
A work documented through the author’s experiences and his references to the world, and for the
expectations and concerns that it generates in an adolescent. Let’s Talk about History’ is a book for
the family, it is a proposal for grandparents and grandchildren to share a moment of that history.
Hilda González Cao