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    Marjorie Agosin is an award-winning poet, essayist, fiction writer, activist, and professor. She is a prolific author: her published books, including those she has written as well as those she has edited, number over eighty. Marjorie has received the Letras de Oro Prize for her poetry, presented by Spain's Ministry of Culture to writers of Hispanic heritage living in the United States. Her writings about, and humanitarian work for, women in Chile have been the focus of feature articles in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and Ms. Magazine. Marjorie teaches Spanish language and Latin American literature at Wellesley College, USA. She has earned notability for her outspokenness on women's rights in Chile and the United Nations has honored her for her work on human rights. The Chilean government awarded Marjorie the Gabriela Mistral Medal of Honor for Life Achievement in 2002. And in 2013 she was awarded the Dr. Fritz Redlich Global Mental Health and Human Rights Award because of her outstanding human rights work, contributing to the healing of traumatized nations and communities. Francisca Yanez's work is strongly influenced by her early experience of exile from Argentina, her loss of roots, and a mix of cultures. Francisca is presently living and working in Santiago de Chile as an illustrator, graphic designer and visual artist for several publishing houses and institutions related to culture, childhood and human rights. Jacqueline Nanfito is an Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Case Western Reserve University; where she teaches courses in Latin American literature and culture, in addition to courses in the interdisciplinary programs of Ethnic Studies and Women's and Gender Studies. She is the author of several articles in Latin American literary journals, and has published several books on Latin American women writers
    12th June 2017

    Anne: An Imagining of the Life of Anne Frank

    Anne Frank was a young Jewish girl forced into hiding with her family by the Nazi regime that occupied the Netherlands... More

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