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12 popular nicaraguan books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around North America Challenge" were written by authors from Nicaragua. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Ashes of Izalco by Claribel Alegra, Darwin J. Flakoll EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Description:
A novel that blends politics, history and romance with unfailing gentleness, unforeseeable, explosive events determine the actions of the characters but never interrupt the work's lyrical structure. Carmen Rojas, the heroine, was a child when, in 1932, she witnessed the brutality of the El Salvadoran National Guard, who murdered 30,000 rioting peasants. The tragedy shapes her political consciousness, and, although she marries an American and lives in Washington, D.C., she cannot escape its memory. Thirty years later, she returns home to attend her mother's funeral and to care for her sickly fa... continue

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Ashes of Izalco : A Novel by Claribel Alegría, Darwin J. Flakoll EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Description:
Written in two voices, "Ashes of Izalco" is a collaborative novel by Claribel Alegrfa and Darwin Flakoll, a love story set against the events of 1932 when thirty thousand Indians and peasants were massacred in Izalco, El Salvador. "Ashes of Izalco" brings together a Salvadoran woman and an American man who together struggle over issues of love, loyalty and socio-political injustices.

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Cuentos Y Poesías / Stories and Poems by Rubén Darío, Stanley Appelbaum EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Description:
Presents selections of Rubâen Darâio's writings, with English translations appearing beside the original Spanish, and includes annotations for each story and poem.

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El país bajo mi piel / The Country Under My Skin by Gioconda Belli ES

Rating: 2 (1 vote)
Description:
Tras casarse muy jóven y ser madre, Gioconda Belli se unió al clandestino y emergente movimiento Sandinista, sustituyendo su deseo de ser una buena esposa por la necesidad de vivir una vida plena y comprometida con los cambios sociales en su país. Irónicamente, su pertenencia a la burguesía y su carrera como poeta renombrada, le brindaron la fachada que le permitió funcionar, secretamente, como rebelde. Desde su infancia en Managua y sus encuentros iniciales con poetas y revolucionarios, a persecuciones urbanas, reuniones con Fidel Castro, relaciones amorosas truncadas por la muerte o el exili... continue

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El país de las mujeres by Gioconda Belli ES

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Un hipotetico pais latinoamericano es gobernado por una mujer. Relata la historia del Partido de la Izquierda Erotica (PIE). Un gobierno unico compuesto exclusivamente por mujeres.

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Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand : A Novel of Adam and Eve by Gioconda Belli EN

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In a novel based on the Bible and ancient traditions, Adam and Eve discover the world around them, react to their punishment, and learn to adjust to the outside world, where it is necessary to kill to survive.

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Luisa in Realityland by Claribel Alegría, Pedro Caubet, Darwin Flakoll, Erik Flakoll EN

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Claribel Alegria combines poetry, fiction, and historical narrative about her early childhood in Santa Ana, El Salvador.

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Natural History : A Novel by Carlos Fonseca EN

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From Carlos Fonseca comes a dazzling, kaleidoscopic epic of art, politics, and hidden realities Just before the dawn of the new millennium, a curator at a New Jersey museum of natural history receives an unusual invitation from a celebrated fashion designer. She shares the curator's fascination with the hidden forms of the animal kingdom—with camouflage and subterfuge—and she proposes that they collaborate on an exhibition, the form of which itself remains largely obscure, even as they enter into a strange relationship marked by evasion and elision. Seven years later, after the death of the de... continue

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

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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 dis... continue

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The Inhabited Woman by Gioconda Belli EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Description:
A revolutionary romance by a Nicaraguan poet. The protagonists are two architects: Lavina, a woman from the privileged classes, and Felipe, a member of the national liberation movement. When Felipe is killed, Lavina takes over command of his unit.
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