The Voice of Hope
Persecuted, outlawed and exiled, the legendary Argentine folk singer and social activist Mercedes Sosa shook South American dictators in the 1970s. Nicknamed “The Voice of the Voiceless,” Sosa became an icon of democracy. a role model for millions of fans and a much loved mother from Latin America.
Mercedes Sosa, La Voz de la Esperanza, charts Sosa’s remarkable life and career, and offers a psychological profile that reveals the secret behind Sosa’s enormous impact.
In addition to being a personal profile of the singer and a chronicle of Latin American music, history, and politics, the author explores how her encounter with Mercedes Sosa made her own healing process possible. In doing so, Christensen opens an avenue to personal transformation accessible to anyone.
Sosa’s extraordinary example, in conjunction with Christensen’s inspiring discoveries, will allow the reader to use life’s challenges as a springboard for growth. Her narrative is an appeal to the best in all of us; authenticity, empathy and compassion.
Born and raised in Denmark, Anette Christensen began her career helping to develop international charity programs. She later became a language teacher for high school students, and then, with her husband, ran a travel and real estate agency. Now semi-retired and living in Turkey, she writes and focuses on personal growth.
For years, Anette traveled to many parts of the world. Her experience with various cultures has allowed her to meet people with visions of life different from her own. She is eager to learn from others, and finds joy in accepting the differences of others, finding the uniqueness that she believes each individual possesses.
It was not until the death of Mercedes Sosa that Anette Christensen discovered this influential and important Argentine singer. Captivated by Sosa’s voice and presence, Anette immersed herself in Sosa’s music and life. In doing so, she discovered an avenue to personal healing that can be achieved by anyone.
In her book on Sosa, Anette shares the singer’s story while exploring the scientific foundations of how connecting with another person leads to growth, something that Anette discovered intuitively. Mercedes Sosa – The Voice of Hope is Christensen’s first book, and has been in the works for almost seven years. It is the product of a life lived to the full, and it shows that Christensen is a gifted writer.
Being a Danish writing in English when most sources are only in Spanish hardly shows that the author is an ambitious person who never backs down from a challenge.