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Clorinda Matto Turner

Clorinda Matto Turner Biography

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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.

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

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