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Memoir is Rosario Ferré’s account of her existence either as a author and as a member of a kin on the heart of the industrial and political background of Puerto Rico throughout the American Century, 100 years of territorial “non-incorporation” into the us. The autobiography tells the tale of Ferré’s transformation from the daughter of a privileged kin right into a celebrated novelist, poet, and essayist interested by the welfare of Puerto Ricans, and with the problems of being a girl in Puerto Rican society. it's a photo of twentieth-century Puerto Rico throughout the lens of a author profoundly conscious of her social place. it's a photo taken from the point of view of a prepared observer of the neighborhood background of the island, and of the heritage of the U.S.. incorporated are many pictures that attach Ferré’s lifestyles with the tale of her writing profession.

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