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Carmen Aguirre - Something Fierce: A Memoir of a Revolutionary Daughter

Monday 24th October 2011 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bristol, Foyles, 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BU Literary Event, Free Event

Carmen Aguirre Playwright and actress Carmen Aguirre recalls her early years spent moving from dictatorship to dictatorship in South America, evading capture, torture and peril at every turn, and her eventual turn to acting. 'It is not my intention to present myself as a hero or a martyr. On the contrary, Something Fierce is the story of a resistance member living in fear. Fear that my political convictions would not be strong enough to keep myself committed to a cause that I believed in but which clashed with my other desires: to live a "normal" life, to sleep a full night's sleep, to dance and laugh and talk nonsense without my radar up, without having to watch every word, every choice I make.' From Shining Path Peru and tyrannical Bolivia via Dirty War Argentina to Pinochet's Chile, here is life on the front line in Latin America of the 1980s.

Venue: Upstairs at Foyles, Bristol

Tickets: Free; visit the official Bristol Festival of Ideas website to reserve places

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