Writing protects me
A writer and a high-school pedagogue of a Jewish origin, Nora Strejilevich, was born in 1951 in Buenos Aires. Regarding expert and literary aspects, she deals mainly with the issue of heritage of the last Argentinian dictatorship, during which she was suspected by security forces in 1977 and was shortly kept in a concentration camp nicknamed the Club Atlético. After release she left for Canada; there she later obtained a doctorate in the field of Hispanic-American literature. In 1991 - 2011 she lectured at the Northern American universities, mainly at the San Diego university and also worked at academic posts in Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires and Constance. In her subjects she focuses on artistic genre of witness. She is an author of short stories, poems and essays; her experimental novel Una sola muerte numerosa (1997, A single numerous death) was translated to English and German, was adapted as a theatre play and today is a part of a part of the curriculum at universities in Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Italy and Francie.