Rosa Borja de Ycaza

Rosa Borja de Ycaza

Rosa Borja Febres-Cordero, known as Rosa Borja de Ycaza, was an Ecuadorian poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist, feminist and activist. She was born in Guayaquil on July 30, 1889 and died in the same city on December 22, 1964. She was a member of the Ecuadorian Academy of Language. Notable among her writings are her plays Las de Judas (1933) and Nadie sabe lo que vendrá mañana (1962). She served as Minister of Guayas Province.

Feminism

She founded the “Women’s Legion of Popular Culture”, along with other feminists like Amarilis Fuentes. She was also a member of the Ecuadorian National Council of the Union of American Women (U.M.A.).

Selected works

Poetry

  • “El Album de Música”
  • “Ritmo Espiritual” (1954)
  • “Libertad” (1960)
  • “Mi mundo íntimo”
  • “Aspectos de mi sendero” (1930), read it for free here.

Plays

  • “El Espíritu Manda”
  • “Hacia la Vida” (1935)

Philosophy

  • “Personalidad” (1930)
  • “Alero de Anhelos”
  • “Hacia otros Planos”
  • “Guayaquil, ojeada histórica de la ciudad desde los Huancavilcas hasta nuestros días”

Novels

  • “María Rosario”

Nonfiction

  • “El Municipio y los Problemas Sociales de Guayaquil”. (1952)
  • “Teatro” (1962)

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