Rosario Ferré is considered to be one of the most important women writers Puerto Rico and the Caribbean and a principal feminist voice in Latin America. She is the author of short-story collections, novels, children' books, poetry, literary criticism, and essays.
Throughout her writings, Ferré explores the lives of women in patriarchal societies and the constraints they face as a result of sexism, racism, and socioeconomic status.
She is the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Brown University.
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