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Amanda Peralta
Argentine guerrilla, later historian in Sweden

Amanda Peralta

Amanda Peralta
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Intro Argentine guerrilla, later historian in Sweden
Was Researcher Writer Activist
From Argentina Sweden
Field Academia Activism Literature
Gender female
Birth 22 November 1939, San Carlos de Bolívar, Bolívar Partido, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Death 2 January 2009, Gothenburg, Gothenburg Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden (aged 69 years)
Star sign Sagittarius
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Amanda Beatriz Peralta, also known as la Negra, (1939–2009) was an Argentine guerrilla fighter and later an academic in Sweden. She was one of the founders of the Peronist Armed Forces or Fuerzas Armadas Peronistas (FAP) who fought against the military dictatorship in Argentina. After escaping from prison, she arrived in Sweden in 1977 where she continued to support her cause. She studied political history at the University of Gothenburg, undertaking research on post-colonial politics.


Born on 22 November 1939, Amanda Beatriz Peralta was born in San Carlos de Bolívar, Argentina. While a student at La Planta from 1925, she fought for social reform as a member of the university's Federación de Estudiantes. She had already begun her campaign while in high school. In 1976, after a military coup deposed President Isabel Martínez de Perón, Peralta fought violently against the military dictatorship. She was captured and emprisoned but her lawyer managed to smuggle a pistol in to her which she used to escape. She escaped to Sweden with her family in 1977.

In Sweden, she continued campaigning against political oppression while studying intellectual history at Gothenburg University. Her ideas and publications contributed to post-colonial theory. She continued publishing articles until the very end of her life.

Amadna Peralta died in Gothenburg on 2 January 2009.

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