ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 219 In this 219th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the true story of Catalina de Erauso who was born in Spain in 1592. When she was a child her father fell on hard times and placed Catalina in a convent where she was trained her to become a nun. Quick of mind, fast to anger and equally fast to forgive, Catalina was the despair and joy of the Mother Superior. The only problem is no-one had asked Catalina if she wanted to become a nun? The fact was she did not. At the earliest opportunity she escapes the convent and makes her way on foot to Aunt’s house. Then, re-sewing her clothes, she disguises herself as a youth and makes her way to Sanlúcar where joins a fleet sailing for Peru. It is now that her many adventures as a man begins…...
She survives being shipwrecked, gets imprisoned, escapes, fights duels, and crosses the Amazonian Andes on foot and has a life so full of adventure that women were not supposed to have. Indeed when the truth came out many men were envious even though they knew she was a woman…..
To read the full story of the eventful life of Catalina de Erauso, you are invited to download the story here and be taken away on a journey of adventures extraordinaire.
Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".
Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps.
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