The Sandinistas A Feminist Lens: A Reading and Discussion with Margaret Randall
Speaker: Margaret Randall
Date: October 23, 2020
Margaret Randall is a feminist poet, memoirist, translator, photographer, and social activist. She is the author and translator of more than 150 books, including her most recent, an autobiography, I Never Left Home: Poet, Feminist, Revolutionary (Duke University Press, 2020).
Randall lived in Nicaragua for the first four years of the Sandinista project (1980-1984). Among numerous honors, in 1990 she was awarded the Lillian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett grant for writers victimized by political repression and in 2004 was the first recipient of PEN New Mexico's Dorothy Doyle Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing and Human Rights Activism.
This event is co-sponsored by the UNC-Duke Working Group on Gender and Sexuality in Latin America and the Caribbean, Duke Cultural Anthropology Department, and Duke Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Department.
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