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Women Writers: The Influence of British Writers on Latin American ...

British literature has been an endless source of inspiration for writers around the globe, and British women have played a fundamental role in this literary legacy. Throughout history, their works have left a profound mark on Latin American literature, influencing how universal themes are addressed and how female voices are constructed in our region.
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Petrona Martínez: The Great Bullerengue Singer

Petrona Martínez, the great bullerengue singer, has become one of the most significant figures of Colombian traditional music. Male figures dominate the music industry worldwide. According to Quiñones, a reporter from the UN, in 2019, female participation in the music industry reached only 30%. That’s why it can surprise us when women are those who win prizes, go on tours, or become the most listened to in a specific type of music. Traditionally, women are figures of music like pop, ...
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Beyond Limits: Afrofuturism and Diversity in African American Literature

African American literature has played a pivotal role in giving voice to historically silenced and marginalised experiences. Pioneering authors such as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Gloria Naylor depicted the struggles and resilience of the African American community in their works. Their work laid the foundation for future generations of women of colour to tell more comprehensive and inclusive stories about racial identity.
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Queer Coding In 2010s Hits: Invisibility Era

Discrimination and prejudice regarding the LGBT+ community have always existed and still do today. Throughout the years, there have been achievements by pioneers and leaders of the movement. Being gay carries a stigma and is even considered taboo by some. There are many hate crimes and discrimination worldwide. Linguistically, ‘gay’ was considered a dirty word. Some people even wrongly assumed it is a mental or pathological disease.
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Celebrating 22 Years of Glam ...

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a musical that defies expectations with its raw, honest portrayal of gender identity and self-discovery. Written by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, it tells the story of a genderqueer East German rock singer named Hedwig Robinson, who becomes the victim of a botched sex-change operation. As a result, she is left with an “angry inch” of flesh and an identity crisis. The play is a celebration of self-discovery, sexuality, and gender identity set ...