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Clorinda Matto de Turner

Clorinda Matto de Turner (11 November 1853 - 25 October 1909) was a Peruvian writer who lived during the age of the Latin American independence movements. Her own independence inspired women throughout the region as her writings sparked controversy in her own culture. She was born and raised in Cuzco, Peru. Matto de Turner's father was Ramon Torres Mato and her mother was Grimanesa Concepcion Usandivares. When her mother died, she became known as Azucena de los Andes ("Lily of the Andes") throughout the region. Matto de Turner was baptized Grimanesa Martina Mato, but was called Clorinda among her friends ...

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