Claribel Alegria


Claribel Alegría (née Clara Isabel Alegría Vides) born Estelí, Nicaragua May 12, 1924. Salvadoran-Nicaraguan poet and novelist. Nobel Literature Laureate, 2006. Lifelong dedication to nonviolence.


[W]e are all very violent. The 20th century has been one of the most bloody centuries, terrible, the Holocaust, and Sarajevo. Oh my God! What do I hope for this next century? That the human race thinks deeply and puts aside hate, that we end all discrimination.” (Daniel Flores interview, Bomb, Winter 2000; photo