Nina Serrano is a poet, writer, storyteller, and independent radio/media producer living in Oakland CA. Her poems and translations are widely anthologized in literary journals and anthologies. Nina Serrano is a radio producer and host on KPFA-fm, 94.1 radio since 1961. she won the Venice Film Festival prize for Directing for the film Que Hacer/What Is To Be Done in 1971. She is a co-founder of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco’s Mission District, where she is still actively involved.
Set in San Francisco and Managua between 1975 and 1989, the novel portrays a rich cast of characters, including Rini, Lorna’s daughter; Eddie, an organizer and revolutionary guerrilla fighter; Helen, her best friend, and a city politician; and Maria Rosa, a Nicaraguan-exiled immigrant. They move between San Francisco’s activist-arts community and Nicaragua, building support for change in the shadow of the U.S. undeclared wars in Central America.