La Comandante Maya: Rita Valdivia on the 50th Anniversary of the Death in Bolivia of Ernesto Che Guevara
October 09, 2017
4.9 X 0.2 X 6.8 inches | 0.13 pounds
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About the Author
Rita Valdivia died in combat just after her 23rd birthday. In a pre-feminist era and before she was 17, Rita named and escaped domestic violence. Not yet 20, she wrote poems that continue to astonish. At 22 she assumed a leadership role in Bolivia's Army of National Liberation (ELN), the fighting force that took up the struggle for freedom where Che left off. LA COMANDANTE MAYA reveals the life and legacy of one of the many women involved in an effort that, up to now, has publicized only a token female presence.
Margaret Randall is a feminist poet, essayist, oral historian, translator, teacher, and photographer with a long history of social activism in Mexico, Cuba, Nicaragua, and the United States. She is the author, translator, and editor of nearly two hundred books and cofounder of El Corno Emplumado/The Plumed Horn, a bilingual journal that published more than seven hundred writers from thirty-five countries. She fought deportation by the U.S. government, which claimed her writing subversive, and won her case. She has been recently awarded the Poet of Two Hemispheres Prize, the Haydée Santamaría medal, an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of New Mexico, the Democratic Project Paulo Freire Award, and the George Garrett Award. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her wife, the artist Barbara Byers.