Alicia Kozameh is an Argentine author.
Alicia Kozameh studied Philosophy and Literature at the University of Rosario from 1973 to 1975, and at the University of Buenos Aires from 1985 to 1987. Her studies were interrupted from September 1975 until December 1978 while she was detained as a political prisoner during Argentina's most recent military dictatorship. After her release, she continued to suffer constant repression and persecution, and was forced to go into exile in 1980, first in California, and later in Mexico.
As a consequence of the publication of Pasos bajo el agua in 1987, Alicia was threatened by members of the Argentine political police. She returned to California for her family's safety in 1988. Since then, she has been invited by Amnesty International to participate in panel discussions and speak at conferences about her literary works and experiences as a political prisoner. She is frequently invited to give readings and lectures at literary conferences and at special presentations organized by Departments of Languages and Literature throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe. She is an active participant of such organizations as Latin American Studies Association (LASA).
Literatura Argentina Contemporanea
Memoria y resistencia de los presos politicos
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