From the book jacket: An electrifying memoir from the acclaimed Nicaraguan writer … and central figure in the Sandinista revolution. Until her early twenties, Belli inhabited an upper-class cocoon Gioconda Belli. An electrifying memoir from the acclaimed Nicaraguan writer "A wonderfully free and original talent"--Harold Pinter and central figure in the Sandinista Revolution. Until her early twenties, Gioconda Belli inhabited an upper-class cocoon: sheltered from the poverty in Managua in a world of country clubs and debutante balls; educated abroad; early marriage and motherhood. But in , everything changed.
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Gioconda Belli. Gioconda Belli born December 9, in Managua, Nicaragua is a Nicaraguan author, novelist and poet. Gioconda Belli, partly of Northern Italian descent, was an active participant in the Sandinista struggle against the Somoza dictatorship, and her work for the movement led to her being forced into exile in Mexico in Returning in just before the Sandinista victory, she became FSLN's international press liaison in and the director of State Communications in She has been living in both Managua and Los Angeles since She has since left the FSLN and is now a major critic of the current government.
In , Belli's book La Mujer Habitada The Inhabited Woman , a semi-autobiographical novel that raised gender issues for the first time in the Nicaraguan revolutionary narratives, brought her increased attention; this book has been published in several languages and was on the reading list at four universities in the United States.
The novel follows two parallel stories: the indigenous resistance to the Spanish and modern insurgency in Central America with various points in common: women's emancipation, passion, and a commitment to liberation. Belli continues publishing and maintains that poetry is her most important work. Belli's books have been published in numerous languages.
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It is the age-old vocation of all humanity. I can't think of a better life than one dedicated to passion, to dreams, to the stubborness that defies chaos and disillusionment. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Hope, Ivonne, Tre: Nicaragua.
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El Pais Bajo Mi Piel : Memorias de Amor y Guerra