In Latin American Women Writers, Alexander Street Press
presents an electronic collection of literature by Latin American women
from the colonial period in the 17th century forward to the present.
Literary works, along with memoirs, letters, and essays, comprise 36
plays and over 31,000 pages of works in their original language. Scholars will see
how, throughout the centuries, women wrote about their families, their
economic hardships, their subjugation, and their identity. They wrote
about folklore, food, indigence, abolitionism, and race. They wrote from
the heart, whether poetry, prose, or memoir.
With Latin American Women Writers, Alexander Street brings
together all the voices of Latin American women from 19 countries and presents a tool for
understanding the diversity and development of Latin America through a
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