Beyond the Pampas: In Search of Patagonia (Paperback)
Serving as both a travelogue and a history of the Welsh settlers in Patagonia—and the indigenous people with whom they interacted—this account describes how Welsh settlers have been integrated into Argentinean society. It also tells how certain aspects of Welsh culture, including the language, have been retained. Providing a unique perspective on colonialism, religious oppression, and the pioneer spirit, this fascinating book includes the author's personal story of resolving longstanding issues of an abusive childhood during visits to Patagonia.
Imogen Rhia Herrad is a freelance writer and broadcaster. She writes programs for national and state-run German radio stations about her travels in Europe and South America, women’s politics, and history across cultures. Her short stories and articles have been published in magazines and anthologies in Canada, the United States, and Wales. She is the author of The Woman who Loved an Octopus and Other Saint's Tales.