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Marjorie Agosin (Reading & Signing)

Wednesday Mar 25 2009 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Travel Alcove

Poet, critic and human rights activist Marjorie Agosin will read from a selection of her work. Raised in Chile, Agosin moved with her family to the United States during the rule of General Pinochet. She is a well-known spokesperson for the plight and priorities of women in the Third World - her accomplishments earning her many awards and recognitions. Agosin has written numerous books including the memoir A Cross and a Star: Memoirs of a Jewish Girl in Chile and Uncertain Travelers, which chronicles the stories of European refugees relocating to the unfamiliar territories of Chile. Most recently, Agosin has edited a volume called A Sea of Voices a multilingual multinational collection of women poets who live in Israel.

See:

Secrets in the Sand

- by Marjorie Agosin, Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman

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Over the past decade over 350 women around the city of Juárez, Mexico, have been raped and murdered. The remains of these brutalized young women continue to be found scattered in the parched desert, vacant city lots, and roadside ditches. Others are never found. In Secrets In The Sand, Agosin through her words and images invites her readers to bear witness to the reality that the grieving families of the disappeared and murdered young women face every day. As a poet and human rights activist Marjorie Agosin has dedicated her life's work to the search for justice and human dignity.