Author Details Life of a Pioneer of Feminism

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Biography details French-Peruvian activist Flora Tristan’s advocacy efforts and lasting impact

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Delve into the life of an influential, French-Peruvian feminist icon from the 19th century in the second edition of Magda Portal’s biography, “Flora Tristan, A Forerunner Woman: Second edition, 2012” (published by Trafford Publishing).

“As a thinker Flora Tristan has been called a ‘utopian visionary,’’ Portal explains. “In her time, Flora’s books were seen as revolutionary ideas. For example, she anticipated essential modern concepts such as class struggle, social security benefits and fewer working hours.”

An excerpt from “Flora Tristan, A Forerunner Woman”:

“It is important for women’s liberation to clarify the life and activities of one woman who flourished as a true torch for illuminating awareness during the first half of the 19th century. She did so as a real woman and without hating men. Flora Tristan is a pioneer of feminism; she worked alongside men instead of confronting them. She emphasized a review of the tremendous injustices weighing down upon women and she demanded the elimination of laws that diminished women by making them permanently dependent on men and that subjected them to infamous medieval conditions that were endorsed by tradition and religion.”

Flora Tristan was dedicated to helping women, minorities and other exploited groups. Discover more about this revolutionary activist’s life in this thoroughly researched book.

About the Author
Magda Portal (1900 – 1989) was a prolific author of essays, novels and poems, most of which were published in Spanish and then translated into English, French and Bulgarian. She was a leader of the Writers and Artists National Association and surrounded herself with distinguished intellectuals from the fields of arts and science.

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