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This is the most important award that any writer can receive in the Spanish language. It is similar to the Nobel Prize for Literature.

She is the fourth woman and the first Mexican woman to receive this award since when the prize was first given; 35 men have received the prize too. I think she deserved much more acknowledge from the Mexican government. But the question is why have only four women received the Cervantes prize?


: Las siete cabritas (Spanish Edition) (): Elena Poniatowska: Books

Poniatowska’s work has embodied social justice for women with. Her most famous book perhaps is.

However, she is one among a small group of women Mexican writers and we need more. We should support the readwomen campaign to read women writers. We need to increase elwna presence of women in the literature and the media in general.

Elena Poniatowska – Wikipedia

But as Poniatowska shows us women’s voices are often overlooked. Hopefully this will change as more women earn an education in Mexico. Around 54 percent of women in Mexico complete a bachelor’s degree compared to 46 percent of men, according to government figures.

And 63 percent of those earning doctorate degrees in Mexico are women. There is a proverb in Spanish that says. We could poniatiwska that women prefer to be doers rather than thinkers. Or we could say that media and editorials are run by men and don’t want to include more women’s voices. But none of that stopped Poniatowska, a prolific writer with more than 50 books and collections plus countless articles. She has documented the lives of student protesters, earthquake victims, workers and more.


Las siete cabritas/ The Seven Little Sheeps

She has told the stories of women real and fictional and how they have shaped Mexican society. Poniatowska inspires me and many other women. It is time for more women to write. She lives in Mexico City and has managed millions of dollars eleena funds to support women’s rights at the grassroots level.

This piece was written in association with The OpEd Project.