The Nicaraguan Fernando Cardenal, who starred with his brother Ernest of the Sandinista revolution, is at the University of Murcia to present the book that chronicles his participation in the events that led to the end of the Somoza dictatorship in the Central American country.
"Together with my people, with its revolution" is the title of this chronicle of events which involved the overthrow of the dictator and the later years of Sandinista rule, which the Jesuit, he served as Minister of Education.
In this position, Cardinal launched the "Crusade for Literacy" to reduce the illiteracy rate in Nicaragua, an initiative which did teach reading and writing half a million people in five months.
Cardinal, which will offer morning, day 25, at 20 am in the Chamber of the Faculty of Arts, a lecture on his experiences Sandinistas, held a meeting with reporters at the headquarters of the Chancellor to discuss this and other topics of commitment to the poor and their struggle against social oppression.
The Jesuit told reporters that the book wanted to convey "that are worth devoting your life to big things, important, beautiful, and not dwell on the superficial.
In this regard, Cardinal said he had no intention of writing his memories, but he changed his mind to see how much impact their stories when told in lectures he gave at American universities.
This concern is not lost, comes this book, edited by Trotta, chronic combines political and personal memoir and spiritual autobiography of the author.
Source: Universidad de Murcia. Foto: Luis Urbina