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- DescriptionPolitical upheaval, kidnappings, and expulsions provided the pattern of social conflict of the 1970s-80s; they convulsed the smallest country of Central America, pushing Dorys and her family across the Atlantic Ocean. Her book tells the story as she moves from the stability of her protected middle-class childhood life to becoming a sympathiser of outspoken critics of the government, demanding civil rights and social justice. Right wing death squads began to assassinate anyone who was perceived as a threat to established interests, so she came to London in 1971 and has been back and forward to her country, since then. Her story is one of strength and survival, a tale of the English and Salvadorian ways of living - from the time she came to London for the first time to facing the decision to stay put for ever. Here is a host of insightful material on San Salvador - its legends, local customs, and manners, handled with firsthand kwledge, widely open eyes, humour, and a good deal of passion.
- Author BiographyDorys Lemus Valiente was born in El Salvador, Central America and has been living in London since 1971. A Chemist and Pharmacist, from the National University of El Salvador, she worked in the field of science until retirement in 1998 when she took up the challenge of writing her memories. Her story takes you through unusual territories, political upheavals, and life on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. From her beginnings to her present situation, she talks openly of her life - with honesty and a heart as warm as the sunshine in her childhood home, she shows determination and a good dose of hope, optimism, and courage on every step of her journey. Caught up in unfamiliar environments, full of grief enough to tear life apart, in the quest for a new life, she exposes the intimacy of her mind, and shares her loves, hates and tragedies with passion and humour and deep emotions.
- Author(s)Doris Lemus Valiente
- PublisherFrancim Books
- Date of Publication17/03/2011
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationBromley
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFrancim Books
- Content Noteillustrated
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
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