A celebrated author, editor, critic, and poet explores the intersections between the role of memory, the struggle for human rights, and the changing definition of Jewish identity. How do the ethical perspectives of Judaism shape a commitment to human rights? What does it mean to be a Jew in Latin America?
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Marjorie Agosín is a poet, writer, critic, human rights activist and a descendant of European Jews who escaped the Holocaust and settled in Chile. She has lived in exile from Chile since Pinochet's dictatorship rose to power. She obtained her Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1982 and is a Professor of Spanish at Wellesley College. In 1990 she received the Jeanneta Rankin Award for Achievement in Human Rights. In 1995 she was awarded the Letra D'Oro Prize and the Latina Literature Prize. In 2001 Agosin was awarded the prestigious Gabriela Mistral Medal of Honor in Chile.About the Author:
Marjorie Agosin is the Pura Belpre Award-winning author of "I Lived on Butterfly Hill". She was raised in Chile by Jewish parents. Her family moved to the United States to escape the horrors of the Pinochet takeover of their country. Coming from a South American country and being Jewish, Agosin s writings demonstrate a unique blending of these cultures. She has received the Letras de Oro Prize for her poetry, and 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". She has also won the Latino Literature Prize for her poetry. She is a Spanish professor at Wellesley College.
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Book Description Sherman Asher Publishing, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1890932191
Book Description Sherman Asher Publishing, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111890932191