The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War

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Bloomsbury, 2003 - Authors, Nicaraguan - 380 pages
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Lives don't get much more quixotic or passionately driven than that of the Nicaraguan revolutionary Gioconda Belli. She may have been educated by nuns and dazzled all as a well-heeled society girl, but Gioconda lifted her guilt of privilege by joining the Sandinistas in her twenties, to serve and then lead in their underground resistance.

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"What was it that enabled people to give their lives for an idea, for the freedom of others?",, 2 June 2015 This review is from: The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War (Paperback) The ... Read full review

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This is an intriguing memoir of a woman born into the Nicaraguan upper class, whose experiences and insights cause her to join the Sandinista revolution, work in the Ortega administration, marry an ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Gioconda Belli is a highly regarded poet, essayist and novelist and was a key player in the Sandinista movement of the 1970's and early 1980's.

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