Claribel Alegria

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Birthday
12, 1924
Birthplace
Esteli, Nicaragua
Death Date
Jan 25, 2018 (93)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
12, 1924
Birthplace
Esteli, Nicaragua
Death Date
Jan 25, 2018 (93)

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Major Nicaraguan poet, author, journalist, and 2006 recipient of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Her numerous literary works include Despierta, mi bien, despierta; Tunnel to Canto Grande; Sobrevivo; and Flowers from the Volcano.

Before Fame

She studied at George Washington University after moving to the United States in the early 1940s.

Trivia

Her belief in government resistance allied her with the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) in Nicaragua.

Family Life

Her birth name was Clara Isabel Alegria Vides, and she grew up in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

Associated With

She and Adam Zagajewski were both recipients of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature during the first decade of the twenty-first century.

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