October 2017 brought the centenary of Violeta Parra’s birth, a folk legend and inspiration of Latin America. Almost one hundred and three years ago, Violeta challenged the political ideal of Chile as an idyllic, peaceful and prosperous country. She used music, words, art, and any creative outlet you can think of, as her weaponry and armour to fight the battle for and against the political and social injustices which had the country in turmoil.
Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes a Latin American poet, feminist and political activist born in Chile, came to England with her young son to start a new life, teaching Spanish and Women’s studies at Lancaster University. At the age of 65, in 2016, Consuelo retired from the Open University where she lectured in Social Sciences and Spanish and decided that she wanted to delve into the world of publishing.