The Country Under My Skin
Title The Country Under My Skin PDF eBook
Author Gioconda Belli
Publisher National Geographic Books
Pages 0
Release 2003-10-14
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1400032164

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"A passionate, lyrical, tough-minded account of an extraordinary life in art, revolution, and love. It's a book to relish, to read and re-read. Unforgettable." --Salmon Rushdie 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 1970, everything changed. Her growing dissatisfaction with domestic life, and a blossoming awareness of the social inequities in Nicaragua, led her to join the Sandinistas, then a burgeoning but still hidden organization. She would be involved with them over the next twenty years at the highest, and often most dangerous, levels. Her memoir is both a revelatory insider’s account of the Revolution and a vivid, intensely felt story about coming of age under extraordinary circumstances. Belli writes with both striking lyricism and candor about her personal and political lives: about her family, her children, the men in her life; about her poetry; about the dichotomies between her birth-right and the life she chose for herself; about the failures and triumphs of the Revolution; about her current life, divided between California (with her American husband and their children) and Nicaragua; and about her sustained and sustaining passion for her country and its people.



The Country Under My Skin
Title The Country Under My Skin PDF eBook
Author Gioconda Belli
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing UK
Pages 412
Release 2003
Genre Authors, Nicaraguan
ISBN 9780747558996

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This memoir is an account of the Nicaraguan revolution, of meetings with Fidel Castro and exile in Costa Rica, and it is a tale of political and romantic awakening as Gioconda Belli learnt to fight against the shackles of society.



The Country Under My Skin
Title The Country Under My Skin PDF eBook
Author Gioconda Belli
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Pages 416
Release 2002
Genre Authors, Nicaraguan
ISBN

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She would be involved with them over the next twenty years at the highest, and often most dangerous, levels.".



Gender in Hispanic Literature and Visual Arts
Title Gender in Hispanic Literature and Visual Arts PDF eBook
Author Tania Gómez
Publisher Lexington Books
Pages 196
Release 2015-12-24
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1498521207

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This edited collection provides an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective on gender within Hispanic film and literature.



Los Angeles Magazine
Title Los Angeles Magazine PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 198
Release 2002-12
Genre
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Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.



Civilizing Disability Society
Title Civilizing Disability Society PDF eBook
Author Stephen J. Meyers
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages
Release 2019-10-31
Genre Political Science
ISBN 1108599915

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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is increasingly used to civilize grassroots disabled persons' organizations (DPOs) around the world. The international disability rights movement actively promotes the CRPD's key norm that disabled persons mobilize in support of their rights under the Convention. The unintended consequence of these activities, however, is that local groups focused on social support and service provision, rather than disability-rights advocacy, are targeted for change. While the resources provided by international actors to grassroots organizations provide new opportunities, they also create barriers to local groups' ability to promote full civic participation of their members in the local community. Through a detailed account of grassroots DPOs in Nicaragua, Civilizing Disability Society demonstrates how local organizations navigate pressures from abroad as they attempt to concretely address the health, education and economic needs of their members at home.



V!VA Travel Guides Nicaragua
Title V!VA Travel Guides Nicaragua PDF eBook
Author Paula Newton
Publisher Viva Publishing Network
Pages 371
Release 2010-05-16
Genre Travel
ISBN 0979126487

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This June 2010 version is the most up-to-date travel guide to Nicaragua available anywhere. With this guide you can: - Surf hidden breaks uncovered by local surfers - Summit active volcanoes, zipline over lush rainforest, sit and sip at one of the country's many organic coffee farms, or hang your hammock in a remote Caribbean village - Float through the pristine rain forest that lines the Rio San Juan, tracing the Costa Rican border from Lake Nicaragua to the Caribbean Sea. - Navigate the border crossings with Costa Rica and get around Nicaragua by bus, boat and puddle jumper airplane - Understand the Nicaraguan people and how you can help them live a better life by traveling responsibly - Stay a while volunteering or studying Spanish in Granada, Ometepe, San Juan del Sur or Leon Why settle for an outdated guidebook? The V!VA community of on-the-ground travel writers, local experts and travelers like you are continuously updating and improving this guide at vivatravelguides.com. Join them, and together we'll make the best guidebook to Nicaragua even better.