Arlen Siu

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Birthday
15, 1955
Birthplace
Nicaragua
Death Date
Aug 1, 1975 (20)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
15, 1955
Birthplace
Nicaragua
Death Date
Aug 1, 1975 (20)

About

Nicaraguan-Chinese woman who was killed in the Sandinista revolution in 1975 at age twenty. She is remembered for her art and writings on topics like feminism and is considered a martyr by the Nicaraguan women's movement.

Before Fame

She attended the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua before joining the Sandinistas at age eighteen.

Trivia

One song she wrote, "Maria Rural," has been covered by artists like Grupo Pancasan and Marlene Alvarez.

Family Life

Her father, Armando, served in the Communist Revolutionary Army.

Associated With

She and politician Humberto Ortega are both known for their involvement with the Sandinistas.