What is Genoveva Matute known for and why did Google Doodle honor her?
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What is Genoveva Matute known for and why did Google Doodle honor her?


By: Linda Davis
2020-01-02 20:08:02

Genoveva Matute worked as a teacher for more than 45 years, but that’s not the reason she became so famous. Her fame grew because of her short stories about lives of ordinary Filipinos. These stories are known up to this day.

Genoveva Matute was born in 1915 and went to the university after school. When she graduated from university, she started working as a teacher in a regular school, and eventually became a university professor.

She also wrote several historical works that were included in the school curriculum. Moreover, they were published in high school textbooks. Genoveva Matute’s another incredible talent was her ability to write in several languages: Filipino, Tagalog, and English.


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Today, Genoveva Matute would celebrate her 105th birthday.

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