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Worlds of Words: Through the Looking Glass

A lecture by eminent writer Gioconda Belli

Friday, November 16, 2007
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Faculty Center
Sierra Room
Los Angeles, CA 90095

GIOCONDA BELLI is a renowned and prolific writer and defender of human rights from Nicaragua. Chosen as one of the most notable citizens of the XX Century in Nicaragua and elected Member of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language, her talk will trace the development of her thinking throughout her work. Her life and literary career are closely intertwined with her country's history. Her memoir The Country under my skin (2002), her book of poetry Mi íntima multitud (2003) and her novel The Inhabited Woman (1988) are only three of her many works that have received literary prizes and honors. Belli's recent historical novel El pergamino de la seducción [The Scroll of Seduction] (2006), inspired by Spain's Queen Juana of Castille -Juana la loca- and published simultaneously in Spanish and English, became a best seller in Spain.

This event is part of the Latin American Institute's Cuba-Caribbean Working Group in collaboration with UCLA's Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Center for the Study of Women.

Parking permits may be purchased for $8 on the day of the event from a parking information booth upon entering campus.

Cost : Free and Open to the Public


Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Gender Studies, Spanish and Portuguese

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