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Domitila Barrios de Chungara was born in 1937 in the Siglo XX mining town in Bolivia. She became politically active in the 1960s and, in 1975, participated in the UN International Women's Year Tribunal in Mexico. In 2005 she was nominated alongside 999 other "Peace Women" for a collective Nobel Peace Prize.
Posted January 12, 2001
This book was one of the most politically mind altering books I've ever read. It's biographical accounts are as moveing as those in The Autobiography of Malcolm X. This is a true testmant of the people and the movement of the people from a world perspective just as Malcom talked of in his latter years. Unlike Malcolm our protagonist may never reach his level of poularity. This ironically makes for a more identifiable character due to the fact that she is more a result of the movement and less the result of popularity. Look out for some not so flattering remarks about encounters with fellow leftist and freedom fighter Che Guvera (not sure of spelling) which can always help to expand the critical anaysis of the person beyond the recent exploits of his image over the past few years.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.