Imagine if the most severe physical pain and sorrow in your life were inflicted by the people you trusted most. In the spring of 2007, Belo Cipriani was beaten and robbed of his sight at the hands of his childhood friends. Blind: A Memoir chronicles the two years immediately following the assault. At the age of twenty-six, Belo found himself learning to walk, cook, and date in the dark. Armed with visual memory and his newly developed senses, Belo shows readers what the blind see. He narrates the recondite world of the blind, where microwaves, watches, and computers talk, and where guide dogs guard as well as lead.
Belo gives an overview of the book:
Belo writes both creative non-fiction and short fiction across several genres with the help of adaptive technology. To read and edit, he uses a desktop application for the blind called JAWS and a talking dictionary device called Franklin. Belo was born in Guatemala City to a...