Gioconda Belli


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in Managua, Nicaragua
December 09, 1948

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Gioconda Belli (born December 9, 1948 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 1975. Returning in 1979 just before the Sandinista victory, she became FSLN's international press liaison in 1982 and the director of State Communications in 1984. During that time she met Charles Castaldi, an American NPR journalist, whom she married in 1987. She has been living in both Managua and Los Angeles since 1990. She has since left the FSLN and is now a major critic of the current government.

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El intenso calor de la luna

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Las fiebres de la memoria

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El ojo de la mujer

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“Dare to change the world

There is nothing quixotic or romantic in wanting to change the world. It is possible. 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.”
Gioconda Belli, The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War

“Así como esta lluvia,
me desbordo en palabras
para contarte todos mis quehaceres,
para meterte en todos los rincones de mi día,
en todos los aleros de mis horas”
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“Ya no mujer joven sino mujer rotunda. Mis deseos ya no intuiciones sino certezas.”
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