Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter

Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter

Carmen Aguirre


The winner of CBC's Canada Reads 2012, Something Fierce by way of Carmen Aguirre, re-issued via classic Canada.      

Six-year-old Carmen Aguirre fled to Canada along with her relatives following common Augusto Pinochet's violent 1973 coup in Chile. 5 years later, while her mom and stepfather back to South the United States as Chilean resistance individuals, Carmen and her sister went with them, quick assuming double lives in their personal. At 18, Carmen grew to become a militant herself, plunging additional right into a international of terror, paranoia and euphoria.

Something Fierce
takes the reader inside of war-ridden Peru, dictator-ruled Bolivia, post-Malvinas Argentina and Pinochet's Chile within the eventful decade among 1979 and 1989. Dramatic, suspenseful and darkly comedian, it's a infrequent first-hand account of progressive existence and a passionate argument opposed to forgetting.

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