Women’s Sexuality, Knowledge, and Agency in Rural Nicaragua

  • Rosario Montoya


I heard the rumble of the jeep and looked up just as the vehicle swerved onto the dirt road that was the entrance to my hosts’ house. A quick scan of the passenger seat and my eyes darted toward Luisa. She had already seen him. Our eyes met in a knowing glance. Slowly, as if having seen and felt nothing, she retreated into the kitchen. Knowing I couldn’t do the same, I remained where I stood, awkwardly awaiting my host, Luisa’s father Justino, who was grinning in my direction. As he climbed out of the car I smiled back as best as I could, but was unable to bring myself to as much as look at Juan, who had already climbed out of the car and was studiously ignoring Dona Miranda, Luisa’s mother, and me.


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