Joan Jara | Granta Magazine

Joan Jara

Joan Jara (b. 1927) was the wife of Victor Jara, the popular and influential Chilean singer of folk and political songs. She lived in Chile until 1973, when Salvador Allende was overthrown in a military coup led by General Pinochet. ‘September 11, 1973’ (Granta 9) was included in her book, Victor (Jonathan Cape, 1983).