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date: 01 April 2020

Rodríguez, Ninfa Aurora locked

(1927–2008), Afro-Colombian singer, troubadour, folklorist, storyteller, teacher, autodidact, and midwife,
  • María Auxiliadora González Malabet

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was born on 24 September 1927 in Noanamá, on the San Juan River, in the department of Chocó, Colombia, and died on 1 May 2008. In 1930, when Ninfa Aurora was 3 years old, her family moved to the seaport city of Buenaventura in the Valle del Cauca department. She lived in this Pacific coastal region for the next seventy-seven years of her life.

Many authors define her as self taught because when she was a child she learned to read and write using charcoal on cardboard to copy the names of shops and barns At the same time she helped her family by selling arepas a Colombian staple food in the village of Pueblo Nuevo In her academic life Ninfa Aurora studied education and culture and she later graduated with the title Teacher of Culture from the Universidad Campesina locally known as the University of Resistance in ...

A version of this article originally appeared in The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography.

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