Isabel Allende tells "The Soul of a Woman" rebel


Isabel Allende tells "The Soul of a Woman" rebel


Isabel Allende tells "The Soul of a Woman" rebel

The Chilean-American novelist Isabel Alindi was a feminist long before she knew the meaning of the word, and that revolution began to take hold inside her when she was in kindergarten when she watched her father leave the house and leave his wife to take care of three children on her own, and since then she has turned into a fierce girl determined to fight for her life, something her mother could not do.


In her new book, The Spirit of a Woman, she will meditate on what it means to be a female. Her book is divided into memoirs and debates, or rather elegant and illuminating reflections on youth, aging, and the perception of the female. The seed of the book began while lecturing at a women's conference in Mexico City when she began to think about her career as a feminist.


In the book, she recalls her displeasure when the family viewed her as a "deviation" from the family, at a time when her family was considered educated and modern, but in her view, it was from the Stone Age, and this was the source of her anger.


She recalls her childhood, how the patriarchal society portrayed the great success of women's rights advocates, and how young women understood the negative idea about them. She then moves on to beautifully portraying life in the late 1960s. At the time, she had taken the first wave of the women's advocacy movement, and for the first time, she felt comfortable in her skin amid a stacked group of female journalists writing "with a knife between their teeth" on women's issues.


Allende, 78, says she was frustrated on behalf of her mother, but also for refusing to stand up and defend herself.


Source: albayan