The Chilean American author Isabel Allende was a feminist long before she knew what the word meant.
- Fiona Sturges
- The Guardian
At the age of three, she saw her mother, Panchita, abandoned by her father and left to raise their three small children alone.
Panchita moved back to her parents’ house in Santiago, where her father immediately took control of her finances.
Following the annulment of her marriage, she was excommunicated by the…