Ángela Hernández

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Violeta Lorenzo (University of Arkansas)

Ángela Hernández Núñez is a Dominican writer, photographer, cultural critic, and women’s rights activist. She has received important literary recognitions such as the 1997 Dominican Short Story Award, the 2001 Cole Prize (for her novel Mudanza de los sentidos [Moving of the Senses] (note 1), the 2005 Dominican Poetry Award, and the 2016 National Literary Prize. Some of her texts have been translated to English, French, Italian, Icelandic, Bengali, and Norwegian.

Ángela Hernández was born in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic, on May 6, 1954 to Eloy Hernández and Yrene Núñez. Her father passed away when she was two years old, and her mother had to find ways to support a family of nine (González 1000). Even though …

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Citation: Lorenzo, Violeta. "Ángela Hernández". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 March 2016 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13121, accessed 07 February 2023.]

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