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PINTO, Karem. Mi conciencia de mí: city and memory in Santiago Waria by Elvira Hernández. Aisthesis [online]. 2011, n.50, pp. 202-215. ISSN 0718-7181. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-71812011000200011.
This paper presents an analysis of the poetic text Santiago Waria (1996) I by Elvira Hernández based on two reflections: the city of Santiago as a territory that stages the post-dictatorship Chilean process and the identity's trajectory of the (auto)configuration of her poetic voice, which acts as a recognition of an otherness as gender in its political and ethnic difference. The analysis describes the relationship of both lines with a maverick attitude to the Concertaci6n's political project; the poetic speaker provokes the opening of the National History's trauma, revealing the mechanisms of concealment while declaring the difference in her experience in a gesture that install the role of women in the writing scene as well as the revindication of the poet in their critical claims and social roles.
Palavras-chave : Chilean Poetry; women; post-dictatorship; memory; city.