I am young, twenty-on, and I didn't come from that [era of war], but I listen to the older people express themselves, and no one has a good memory of a war where the worst affected are the elderly and the children.
My mother, having been born in 1948, was already a women with children when the war came. She lost her house in which she lived. She had to flee to keep my two brothers alive. She lost her father, too.
In 1984, before I was born and when my brothers were four and two years old, she had to leave them inside to go out to the street to look for food. She was walking in the street and they put two bullets in her back. So they had to take her to the hospital and for nine months she was in the hospital and couldn't get up from her bed; and my brothers remained, well, abandoned.
Read more of Nohelia's interview in Speaking Their Peace.