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Risking a Somersault in the Air

Conversations with Nicaraguan Writers

By Margaret Randall, Floyce Alexander (Edited by), Christina Mills (Translated by)

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Format: Paperback, 215 pages
Published In: United States, 15 July 1995
On July 19, 1979 the Nicaraguan people, under the banner of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, overthrew the 40-year-long Somoza family tyranny. Amongst those playing major roles in this popular revolution were many of the nation's leading poets and writers. Today, these men and women are focusing their creativity on the tasks of constructing a new nation and a new Nicaraguan culture. Through these interviews with 14 of Nicaragua's most important writers/revolutionaries we come to learn thatNicaragua's revolution, like its poetry, is an expression of great love, imagination and liberation."

About the Author

Margaret Randall, noted author, poet and photographer, was born in New York City in 1936. She has recently returned to the United States after living in Latin America for 23 years, most recently in Nicaragua. She now resides in Albuquerque where she teaches at the University of NewMexico, Women's Studies Department."

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"This new collection of twelve interviews with Nicaraguan writers is a fascinating testament to basic human possibilities despite the harshly political determinations we have forced upon them. Once again it is Margaret Randall's unique power as a listener that can make a bridge to this complex place we must finally recognize as our common world."-- Robert Creeley"

EAN: 9780915306923
ISBN: 0915306921
Publisher: Curbstone Press,U.S.
Dimensions: 21.44 x 13.97 x 1.52 centimetres (0.32 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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