Clorinda Matto Turner

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Birthday
11, 1852
Birthplace
Peru
Death Date
Oct 25, 1909 (57)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
11, 1852
Birthplace
Peru
Death Date
Oct 25, 1909 (57)

About

Peruvian writer, journalist, and advocate for women and indigenous peoples. Her controversial, politically-themed novels include Aves Sin Nido, Herencia, and Indole.

Before Fame

She studied history, physics, and philosophy at the Escuela Nacional de Educandas.

Trivia

She was sent into exile in 1900 by the dictator of Peru, who viewed her literary work as a challenge to his regime.

Family Life

Her husband died in 1881, and she was left bankrupt. She later supported herself by working as a newspaper editor.

Associated With

She has been described as a Peruvian Gertrude Stein.

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