Monthly Archives: May 2010

Jacobean White Rose

Good morning ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the blog about Anne Farquharson! Anne is a personal favourite, because I am deeply enthralled by Jacobean era. Why? Because of writers like Diana Gabaldon and Janet Paisley. So who was Anne Farquharson? … Continue reading

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Hanan al- Shaykh

Hanan is a Lebanese author on contemporary women’s literature. Hanan is from a very strict Shi’a patriarchal background in Lebanon.  Hanan follows in the footsteps of contemporary Arab women authors like Nawal El-Saadawi. She challenges the roles of women in … Continue reading

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Libertadora del Libertador

Dona Manuela Saenz was born December 27,1795/97 in Quito, Ecuador. Manuela or Manuelita as she is commonly known as also was called “Libertadora del Libertador”, given to her by her rumored lover; revolutionary leader Simon Bolivar. Manuela is a revolutionary … Continue reading

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Archetype: Pocahontas of Brazil: Anita Garibaldi

Official name is Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiroda  Silva di Garibaldi, commonly known as Anita Garibaldi. Anita was born August 30, 1821 and died August 4. 1849. Anita was the Brazilian wife and comrade in arms of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe … Continue reading

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Anita Leocádia Prestes

Anita Leocádia Prestes, born 27 November 1936 in Berlin, is a Brazilian historian. She is the daughter of militant Communists Olga Benário Prestes and Luís Carlos Prestes. She was born in the Frauengefängnis Barnimstraße although she was handed to the … Continue reading

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Olga Benário Prestes

Olga Benário Prestes was an interesting person; she was a Jewish Communist from Munich, Switzerland. Her father was a social-democratic lawyer of Jewish origin, and her mother was a member of Bavarian high society. In 1923 Olga joined the Communist … Continue reading

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