As a novelist and memoirist, Isabel Allende, the famous contemporary Latin American, narrates the political history of the contemporary world under the cover of fiction. She writes stories of passion and romance. “Her novels and memoirs tells the stories of women and men who live with passionate commitment – to love, to their world, to an ideal,” said the speakers at a seminar held on Tuesday at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML).
…After the overthrow and assassination in 1973 of her uncle, Chilean president Salvador Allende, Isabel, her husband and children left for safety in Venezuela. It was in her exile that she began to write ‘The House of the Spirits’, her first novel, which was based on her own family and the politics of Chile,” she added.