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So you’re meeting one of the most interesting persons of the whole twentieth century, a very strong personality, you should have a ton of things to write about, and what you write about?: I was expecting history, but what I got was revelation.

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It is not a historical text and is limited to the perspective of just one person, but at the same time, much more entertaining and personal because of the real life confusion and emotions intertwining with the bigger world news story.

One last topic I found interesting was reading about the three factions of the revolutionary party in Nicaragua and the difficulties of dealing with their differences and working together, which was the only way to succeed with a revolution it seems.

With the quiet, empty streets and houses, you have to put in a lot of effort to make things different. Thank you for writing such a beautiful and eye-opening book. Feb 12, Ron rated it liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? Mar 05, else fine rated it it was amazing Shelves: But the thing I could not stand AT ALL, was the style, I’ve read a couple of Belli’s poems before which I didn’t like because she’s somewhat a bit corny and her poems feel overdone, but I expected a memoir would be different Published October 14th by Anchor Books first published I have to say – nothing new there – studies show these tendencies are found in many if not most leaders and CEOs.


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 is clearly a remarkable woman — an award-winning poet, incidentally, as well as everything else — and it is fasci The Country Under My Skin is a memoir of the Nicaraguan revolution. Giving it to all my friends for their birthdays, you’ve been warned!

I was in heaven. It was water flowing from a spring within me that channeled onto the page, effortlessly.

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

Another circle had closed. View all 3 comments. There are also two passages that struck me regarding the exiles from various countries: A great book and difficult to put down, The Country Under My skin is a very worthwhile book to read. Abstract The revolution that took place in Nicaragua gloconda the 70’s led the country into misery; this war was a consequence of the Somoza dictatorship that had been in power for forty-five years. Despite the tremendously high rating this book enjoys, I’m sure there are those out bjo ruining this work for others because Giocanda Belli’s not a saint or chaste or romantically faithful or consistent to pajs other principles than her own sense of ethics on a national, global, and literary scale.

If not, you may enjoy these passages. Gioconda relates her story as only someone both on the inside of a political upheaval and an artist can. It feels odd to see my country as a villain. Non sapevo chi ero davvero, senza il punto di riferimento di qualcuno che mi nominasse e mi facesse esistere con il suo amore. Undoubtedly Mandela’s children felt abandoned while he was in prison. It’s a book to relish, to read and re-read.

After all, reading is how many of us came to be enlightened. I usually don’t drop a book and leave it unfinished, even books I don’t like. Often, my life in the US seems like a parenthesis of introspection, an existence within a community of people in whose eyes I see profound loneliness and an aching desire for community, for purpose.


Gioconda Belli born December 9, in Managua, Nicaragua is a Nicaraguan author, novelist and poet. Oct 21, Merrikay rated it it was amazing. Until her early twenties, Gioconda Belli inhabited an upper-class cocoon: I forced myself to examine my vulnerabilities: From the book jacket: I too had fought for this, fought so my daughters could, as Che said, “deeply feel any injustice committed against any human being anywhere in the world. I realized that in the US, too often you enter into a society as if entering a hostile, highly competitive territory.

It is the age-old vocation of all humanity. I get the feeling this wasn’t the best way for me to discover her. That makes it an interesting story revealing both her romance with the revolution and her disillusionment.

Muito interessante esta autobiografia. Belli grew up in a wealthy family but joined the Sandinistas, working secretly for the resistance until she had to flee the country and live in exile until the Sandinistas took power and she could return to Nicaragua.

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

She doesn’t blink from the painful and embarrassing episodes of her personal life either. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I can’t think of a better life than one giocomda to passion, to dreams, to the stubborness that defies chaos and disillusionment.

I have noticed that other reviewers perceive Belli as narcissistic, grandiose and neglectful of her children. I feel like that about this book.