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Gioconda Belli

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Gioconda Belli’s poetry and fiction have been published in many languages. Her first novel, The Inhabited Woman, was an international best-seller; her collection of poems Linea de fuego won the prestigious Casa de las Americas Prize in 1978. She lives in Santa Monica and Managua.

La obra de Gioconda Belli, novelista y poeta nicaragüense, ha sido ampliamente traducida y ha ganado numerosos premios internacionales, entre ellos el Premio Casa de Las Américas de poesía en 1978; el premio a la mejor novela del año en Alemania en 1989 por La Mujer Habitada, el premio de poesía internacional “Generación del 27” en... Read More

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The Country Under My Skin
A Memoir of Love and War
Written by Gioconda Belli


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $16.95

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... Read more >

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El país bajo mi piel

Written by Gioconda Belli


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $16.95

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... Read more >

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El país de las mujeres

Written by Gioconda Belli


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $15.00

En las elecciones de Faguas –país imaginario que aparece en las novelas de Gioconda Belli– ha triunfado el PIE (Partido de la Izquierda Erótica). Sus atrevidas integrantes tienen un propósito inclaudicable: cambiar el rumbo de su país, limpiarlo como si se tratara de una casa descuidada, barrerlo hasta sacarle brillo. Pero... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

El país de las mujeres

Written by Gioconda Belli


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $11.99

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