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Margaret Randall
(1936 - living) U.S.A.

Margaret Randall

Writer, editor, translator, and photographer


In 1966 Margaret Randall became a Mexican citizen after renouncing her US citizenship upon the misleading advice of a US Embassy official and her attorneys. In 1984 she re-entered the US and applied for permanent residency.

The government used this as an opportunity to attack Randall for her writing, and denied her citizenship. She was ordered deported under the Walter McCarran Act. The McCarthy era law excluded people like Pablo Neruda, Graham Greene, Gabriel Garcia Marques and 40,000 others from the country.

An internationally-acclaimed feminist writer, photographer and activist, Margaret has centered her life work on bridging distinct worlds and exploring women's and cultural issues. Her recent books include Hunger's Table: Women, Food and Politics; The Price You Pay: The Hidden Cost of Women's Relationship to Money and Where They Left You Dead.


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