Gioconda Belli

Gioconda  Belli

Gioconda Belli joined the FSLN in 1970 and was a member of the Nicaraguan underground resistance until 1975, when she was forced to flee the secret police of the Somoza administration and go into exile. She took involved in various logistical activities throughout her exile. She held official roles when Somoza was deposed and the Sandinistas took control, but she abandoned her political responsibilities in 1986 to pursue a career as a full-time writer. She spends time in both Managua and Los Angeles.