La Comandante Maya : Rita Valdivia on the 50th Anniversary of the Death in Bolivia of Ernesto Che Guevara

La Comandante Maya : Rita Valdivia on the 50th Anniversary of the Death in Bolivia of Ernesto Che Guevara

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ISBN-13: 9781946031105
Publisher: The Operating System
Publication date: 10/09/2017
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 42
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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 (Translator) is a poet, essayist, oral historian, translator, photographer and social activist. She lived in Latin America for 23 years (Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua). From 1962 to 1969, she and Mexican poet Sergio Mondragón founded and co- edited El Corno Emplumado / The Plumed Horn, a bilingual literary quarterly that published some of the best new work of the decade. Randall's recent titles include As If The Empty Chair / Como Si La Silla Vacia, The Rhizome as a Field of Broken Bones, About Little Charlie Lindbergh and She Becomes Time (Wings Press). Che On My Mind and Haydee Santamaria, Cuban Revolutionary: She Led by Transgression appeared in 2015 and 2016 respectively, and a large bilingual anthology of Cuban poetry, Only The Road / Solo El Camino appeared in 2016, all from Duke University Press. Randall lives in New Mexico with her partner (now wife) of 29 years, the painter Barbara Byers, and travels extensively to read, lecture, and teach.

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