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Adriana Paredes Pinda

A photo of author Adriana Paredes Pinda

Adriana Paredes Pinda

Adriana Paredes Pinda is a Mapuche-Huilliche poet. She was born in 1970 in the city of Osorno, Los Lagos, Chile. She is a machi and a professor of Spanish Language and Communication. In 1998, she won first place in the Primer Concurso de Poesía en Lenguas Nativas. In 2002, she was awarded a writer’s grant from the Consejo Nacional del Libro y la Lectura. Her work has been featured in Epu mari ulkantufe ta fachantu/20 poetas mapuches contemporáneas (2003), Hilando en la memoria (2006 and 2009), and Kümedungun/Kümewirin: Antología poética de mujeres mapuche (siglos XX-XXI) (2010). Her poetry collections include Üi (2005) and Parias zugun (2014).

Articles by Adriana Paredes Pinda

A tall foye tree trunk shot from below, surrounded by leaves
Patricio Novoa Quezada, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr
Letters Drawn from Foye Bark
By Adriana Paredes Pinda
Adriana Paredes Pinda considers the power and implications of writing, what it means to exist between languages, and the lasting effects of colonialism on the Mapuche people.
Translated from Spanish by Arthur Malcolm Dixon