Popular South American Biography Books

Find biography books written by authors from South America for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge. (20)

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Dislocations by Sylvia Molloy EN

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How do you keep a friendship intact, when Alzheimer's has stolen the common ground of language, memory, and experience, that unites you? In brief, sharply drawn moments, Sylvia Molloy’s Dislocations records the gradual loss of a beloved friend, M.L., a disappearance in ways expected (forgotten names, forgotten moments) and painfully surprising (the reversion to a formal, proper Spanish from their previous shared vernacular). There are occasions of wonder, too—M.L. can no longer find the words to say she is dizzy, but can translate that message from Spanish to English, when it's passed along by... continue

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Floreana by Margret Wittmer EN

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The true story of the author's 56 years spent living on Floreana in the Galapagos Islands. The story begins in 1932, when Margret Wittmer arrived on the island with her husband, stepson and two dogs.

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In The Shadow of the Mountain by Silvia Vasquez-Lavado EN

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Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
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WINNER OF THE 2023 EDWARD STANFORD TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Silvia Vasquez-Lavado is a warrior. I'm in awe of her strength and courage' - Selena Gomez 'An incredibly powerful story' Sunday Independent 'In the Shadow of the Mountain has all the elements a great memoir requires - a strong voice, cinematic prose, a hero to root for - in essence, an extraordinary story about an extraordinary woman's life' - San Francisco Chronicle 'Silvia Vasquez-Lavado is a woman possessed of uncommon strength, rare compassion, and a ferocious stubbornness to not allow the trauma of her childhood to destroy her l... continue

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Memoirs by Pablo Neruda EN

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Pablo Neruda has been hailed as the greatest poet of the 20th century & was a Nobel laureat. In these memoirs he also recounts his distinguished career as a diplomat & politician, during which he came to know iconic figures including Gandhi, Che Guevara & Mao Tse Tung.


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Na minha pele by Lázaro Ramos PT

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Movido pelo desejo de viver num mundo em que a pluralidade cultural, racial, étnica e social seja vista como um valor positivo, e não uma ameaça, Lázaro Ramos divide com o leitor suas reflexões sobre temas como ações afirmativas, gênero, família, empoderamento, afetividade e discriminação. Ainda que não seja uma biografia, em "Na minha pele" Lázaro compartilha episódios íntimos de sua vida e também suas dúvidas, descobertas e conquistas. Ao rejeitar qualquer tipo de segregação ou radicalismos, Lázaro nos fala da importância do diálogo. Não se pode abraçar a diferença pela diferença, mas lutar ... continue


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Pablo Escobar : My Father by Juan Pablo Escobar, Sebasti©Ln Marroqu©Un EN

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The popular series Narcos captures only half the truth. This riveting, deeply personal memoir by Pablo Escobar's son reveals the full story.

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Paula by Isabel Allende NL

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Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
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De auteur beschrijft de periode waarin haar dochter langdurig in coma ligt, welke eindigt met de dood van het meisje.

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Rainhas da noite : As travestis que tinham São Paulo a seus pés by Chico Felitti PT

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Uma história impactante e envolvente das três travestis que comandaram o centro de São Paulo entre 1970 e 2010, do autor dos podcasts A mulher da casa abandonada e O Ateliê. Entre as décadas de 1970 e 2010, Jacqueline Welch, Andréa de Mayo e Cristiane Jordan comandaram o centro da cidade de São Paulo. Três pessoas T que passaram por mudanças políticas e sociais, sofreram e perpetuaram ameaças e violências diversas, abusos e crimes. Contudo, a história delas quase não aparece nos documentos oficiais. Não restam fotos de Jacqueline com suas "filhas" no bordel. Não há reportagens ou processos de ... continue