Welcome to Latin American Women Writers
Latin American Women Writers is an extensive searchable collection of prose, poetry, and drama composed by women writing in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Also included are essays by Latin American feminists and about the feminist movement that address both the universal concerns of women in every age and the distinctive issues of their struggles in the region. The database features 103,624 pages of prose, poetry and drama.
La Isla de Los Canticos, by Maria Eugenia Vaz Ferreira
Maria Eugenia Vaz Ferreira was a teacher, writer and musician born in Montevideo, Uruguay, where she held a Chair in Literature at the Women's University. Her first volume of poetry was published after her death by her brother, the philosopher Carlos Vaz Ferreira.
As Meninas, by Lygia Fagundes Telles
Lygia Fagundes Telles is one of Brazil´s most important living writers and winner of the Camões Prize, the greatest literary award in the Portuguese language. Her most famous novel, As Meninas, tells the story of three young girls in the early 1970s, during Brazil´s military dictatorship.