Matilde Ros Leaves the Jungle

Susana B Camacho Vivar, University of Texas at El Paso


When Matilde defies her mother and abandons her privileged life in a South American capital to fight for environmental justice in the Amazon jungle, she never imagines her journey will bring her right back to where she started. As she insists on freeing herself, four other women around her do the same, defining their freedom when class, gender and race may still get to tell them who they are.

Subject Area

Creative writing|Latin American literature|Womens studies

Recommended Citation

Camacho Vivar, Susana B, "Matilde Ros Leaves the Jungle" (2016). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI10254698.