Sandino's daughters revisited : feminism in Nicaragua

Title

Sandino's daughters revisited : feminism in Nicaragua

Author(s)

Margaret Randall

Role

Margaret Randall.

Files

Document Type

Book

Description/Summary

Sandino's Daughters, Margaret Randall's conversations with Nicaraguan women in their struggle against the dictator Somoza in 1979, brought the lives of a group of extraordinary female revolutionaries to the American and world public. The book remains a landmark. Now, a decade later, Randall returns to interview many of the same women and others. In Sandino's Daughters Revisited, they speak of their lives during and since the Sandinista administration, the ways in which the revolution made them strong--and also held them back. Ironically, the 1990 defeat of the Sandinistas at the ballot box has given Sandinista women greater freedom to express their feelings and ideas. Randall interviewed these outspoken women from all walks of life: working-class Diana Espinoza, head bookkeeper of a employee-owned factory; Daisy Zamora, a vice minister of culture under the Sandinistas; and Vidaluz Meneses, daughter of a Somozan official, who ties her revolutionary ideals to her Catholicism. The voices of these women, along with nine others, lead us to recognize both the failed promises and continuing attraction of the Sandinista movement for women. This is a moving account of the relationship between feminism and revolution as it is expressed in the daily lives of Nicaraguan women.

ISBN

9780813520247

Publication Date

1-1-1994

Publication Information

Randall, Margaret, Sandino's daughters revisited: feminism in Nicaragua. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1994.

Rights

Copyright: Rutgers University Press, c1994.