By Marjorie Agosin
Marjorie Agos?n has accrued in A Dream of sunshine and Shadow: pics of Latin American girls Writers a wealth of very intimate, unique essays at the most eminent woman figures in Latin American literature from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil. a few of them are recognized to the area: Gabriela Mistral and Violeta Parra for instance. a few haven't but been well-known even in the borders of their very own nations. What all of those ladies have in universal is that each one creates her personal house in defiance of the bounds imposed upon her through society and is ready to locate freedom via artistic mind's eye. And regardless of the deep prejudices the entire ladies during this anthology confronted in the course of their lifetimes, each one used to be capable of conquer hindrances and declare a valid position as a author on a cultural level. All of those writers are vitally occupied with the issues girls face in Latin the USA. they've got participated in crucial methods within the background in their respective nations, within the highbrow heritage of Latin the USA, and whilst, their maximum contribution has been within the sharing of the non-public information of own tales, their very own and others.
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Although conscious of an earlier heritage and willing to acknowledge their precursors, their texts are nevertheless independent and original. We will see that each of these women, since childhood, felt a need to change, to build a different life. Certain determining factors in their child-hoods allowed them to forge new identities, which were later manifested in their writing. The anthology opens with portraits of women who, coincidentally, were born at around the same time and into the same social class.
Some of them built a foundation for future work by others, and would eventually be viewed as the initiators of a cultural tradition that held relevance for succeeding generations. Page 20 The collection begins with the figure of Doña Sofia Ospina de Navarro, one of Colombia's most distinguished women, whose work is practically unknown in other Latin American countries and the United States. A number of studies by Mary Berg have reawakened an interest in this remarkable woman. Sofía Ospina was a woman of many talents, a pathfinder who traveled an as-yet-unrecognized and essential road in Latin American culture, a woman whose work had great repercussions for future generations.
Page 26 Gabriela Mistral did not belong to the upper class; nevertheless, she acquired power. From an early age Mistral had to work for a living as a teacher. Wisely, she cultivated wealthy and powerful people in order to have an officially viable position from which to work on behalf of the poor. Educational reform and women's suffrage were the causes to which Mistral was able to dedicate herself. Her struggle for these ideals would not have been possible had she herself operated in, or belonged to, that contradictory sphere in which power and knowledge meet.