Book launch: 'I must have liberty'

Book launch: 'I must have liberty'

book presentation of Isabel Oyarzábal’s autobiography —Hambre de libertad. Memorias de una Embajadora Republicana— by author Aurora Luque and UN advisor on women’s rights Bibiana Aído.

Isabel Oyarzábal (born in Málaga, 1878; died in México, 1974) was renowned for her diplomatic efforts and her role in the feminist struggle and labor negotiations. In 1936, she went on an exhaustive lecture tour of the United States, seeking support for the Republic, and denouncing the lack of international solidarity and the unwillingness of Western democracies to confront fascism. After the defeat of the Republic, she fled with her family to Mexico, where she remained until her death.

I must have liberty reflects on the experience of her early years in exile, when much of her valuable legacy was accomplished. Her autobiography has now been translated into Spanish, seventy years after its first appearance in New York.

The memoir will be read by the writer Aurora Luque and by Bibiana Aído, UN advisor on women’s rights and former member of Spain’s Ministry of Equality.

  • Literature
  • New York
  • Oct 11, 2011
  • 06:30 pm


Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th Street, New York, NY 10017

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