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And yes, she does come from a more middle-upper class background where her choice to join the movement is different to someone from a poorer marginalized group. You make a good point, though, perhaps we shouldn’t assume that the reader is already a convert to the cause. Thank you for writing such a beautiful and eye-opening book.
View all 3 comments. My deaths, my dead, were not in vain. Jan 26, Maxy.
In Latin America, many of the great poems that were made to create social change have been made into songs, including in El Salvador, Roque Dalton’s “Poema de Amor,” Love Poem, an homage to the Salvadoran people and their struggle. This book gave a point of view from a woman who was intimately and deeply involved in the Sandinista revolution to oust the dictator, Samoza, the paos earthquake in Managua, meeting Castro as well as the post revolution struggle for power followed by the Contra-Sandinista War funded by the U.
The book also works as a lively introduction to recent Nicaraguan history pair it with Stephen Kinzer ‘s excellent Blood of Brothers. Gioconda relates her story as only someone both on the inside of a political upheaval and an artist can.
The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War
The Nicaraguan people were hoping to recover their peace and freedom by rising in arms against the dictatorship. Due to its unique perspective, I would recommend it to any interested in the Sandinista movement, but not to those interested in a good read.
It was water flowing from a spring within me that channeled onto the page, effortlessly. I have mixed reactions about this book. Her story goes beyond the particulars of one time and place to say something profound about the universal experience It happens to all of us. It’s outrageous to think that knowledge is only for those who can pay for it.
Watch the last scene of the movie Panther and tell me what you teach your children. She has been living in both Managua and Los Angeles since While her idealism is clear, she betrays an ignorance of history that her elite status and access to books and education should long ago have repudiated.
One last topic I found interesting was reading about the three factions of the revolutionary party in Nicaragua and the difficulties of dealing with their differences and working together, which was the only way to succeed with a revolution it seems.
An electrifying memoir from the acclaimed Nicaraguan writer … giocondz central figure in the Sandinista revolution. If I had paper, pen, and silence at hand when the first verse broke into my consciousness, that thunderbolt would ignite a poem” p.
Don’t know if I would know how to do that in a foreign culture and geography. Mar 05, else fine rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving….
Belli grew up in a wealthy family but joined the Sandinistas, working secretly for the resistance until she had to flee the country and live in exile until the Sandinistas took power and she could return to Nicaragua.
I can understand why the status quo’s uncomfortable. My novel has a translation of “Love Poem” by Roque Dalton and his presence is felt throughout the novel. Don’t worry, it’s available in English translation too. If her reflections on her personal life seem to have a heavy bias, can we readers trust her perspective of the revolution? Gioconda Bell i and Sergio Ramirez.
Belli is frank about her romantic affairs, representing them all — healthy, unhealthy, based on love, on sex, on a mixture of both — as normal and equally valuable. But the earth najo. Undoubtedly Mandela’s children felt abandoned while he was in prison. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To proof the point here’s the most laughable passage of the whole thing: Gioconda Belli born December 9, in Managua, Nicaragua is a Nicaraguan author, novelist and poet.
This was such a beautiful personal account of Gioconda Belli’s journey into Sandinista activism and baj affairs with multiple intellectual figures that drove many of her life decisions.
The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War by Gioconda Belli
Actually, poetry has had a “more political function” all over the world, including the Puel. Also, we rarely hear of the women’s involvement in such revolutions, so it’s an even more intriguing perspective. I have noticed that other reviewers perceive Belli as narcissistic, grandiose and neglectful of her children. Belli, obviously loved her people very much, since she was one the the few who could have escaped but didn’t. After all, reading is how many of us came to be enlightened. I saw Ricardo in the inky twilight at the Poet’s house, Pin and his thick eyeglasses, Arnoldo’s smile as he left my house, Camilo talking to me about Woodstock