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Omar Cabezas Lacayo (born 1950 in León, Nicaragua) is a Nicaraguan author, revolutionary and politician. He was a commander in the guerrilla war against Somoza, and prominent Sandinista party member. He is perhaps most famous outside of Nicaragua for his book entitled Fire From the Mountain (published in Nicaragua as La montaña es algo mas que una inmensa estepa verde), which is a personal account of his days as a guerrilla fighting the Somoza dynasty.

This personal testimony can be read as a bildungsroman, or novela de formación in Spanish. In it Cabezas learns about life, about social injustice, about women, and about the difficulty of overthrowing a dictatorship. He struggles against nature; an infection he suffers from being on the mountain, puts his life in jeopardy. He overcomes numerous obstacles in his quest to bring down the brutal US-supported thirty year Somoza dynasty in an environment defined by terror and hope (such as the violent shootout between the military and the Sandinista militant Julio Buitrago). Cabezas' story is about an idealist man in a time when it meant something to be heroic. It is also known for being the first major work in the Nicaraguan vernacular, rather than formal Spanish.

Cabezas would later write a sequel, Canción de amor para los hombres, but it is generally regarded as lacking the electricity of Fire From the Mountain.

Cabezas was a member of the Sandinista government, until he was stripped of his positions in 1987, following disagreement with other leading Sandinistas. He was elected to the National Assembly in the 1990 elections, and continues as a public figure to this day.

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La montaa es algo ms que una inmensa estepa verde
1999 - La Montaa Es Algo Ms Que Una Inmensa Estepa Verde (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788481361506
ISBN-10: 848136150X
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La montana es algo mas que una inmensa estepa verde
1998 - La Montana Es Algo Mas Que Una Inmensa Estepa Verde [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789682311307
ISBN-10: 9682311306
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Fire from the mountain The making of a Sandinista
1986 - Fire From the Mountain the Making of a Sandinista (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780452258440
ISBN-10: 0452258448
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Fire from the Mountain The Making of a Sandinista
1986 - Fire From the Mountain the Making of a Sandinista (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780452262768
ISBN-10: 0452262763
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Fire from the Mountain Making of a Sandinista
1985 - Fire From the Mountain Making of a Sandinista (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780224028141
ISBN-10: 0224028146
Genre: Nonfiction
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Fire from the Mountain Making of a Sandinista
1985 - Fire From the Mountain Making of a Sandinista (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780224028387
ISBN-10: 0224028383
Genre: Nonfiction
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Fire from the Mountain
1985 - Fire From the Mountain (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517558003
ISBN-10: 0517558009
Genre: History
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Cancin de Amor para los Hombres
Cancin De Amor Para Los Hombres (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788481360332
ISBN-10: 8481360333
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