Risking a Somersault in the Air
Conversations with Nicaraguan Writers
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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."
"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"
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