While in Tandil, I had the opportunity to meet with a local writer, Daniel Perez. He has published numerous books detailing the history of his town, Tandil.
When I asked him what his purpose in writing this accounts is, he said that it’s because he thinks in this global world, we’re so interconnected on a grand scale– via facebook, email, news, etc., but sometimes we forget the local history and where we came from and where we’re going. He said he writes for the youth of his town so that they will know their past.
He said, ”You can’t move forward unless you know where you came from.”
He writes to capture and document the past. His process involves starting at libraries and