Rosa of the Wild Grass, by Fiona Macintosh, is a compilation of recollections by three generations of women from one family of their lives in Nicaragua under the Somoza dictatorship, the hopes kindled by the Sandinista revolution of 1979, their eclipse during the US-backed Contra war and subsequent years of neoliberalism and the dismantling
of most social advances. The extract below is titled Angelica
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