Jorge Zalamea Borda, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jorge Zalamea Borda

Columbian writer

Date of Birth: 08-Mar-1905

Place of Birth: Bogotá, Colombia

Date of Death: 10-May-1969

Profession: writer, poet, diplomat, translator, literary critic

Nationality: Colombia

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Jorge Zalamea Borda

  • Jorge Zalamea (8 March 1905 – 10 May 1969) was a Colombian writer, best known for his anti-dictatorship satirical prose works.
  • He was also an author of poems, dramas, novels, essays.
  • He was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1967. In 1952, Zalamea fled Colombia to escape the repressive regime of president Laureano Gómez.
  • Later that year in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he published one of his most influential works, El gran Burudún-Burundá ha muerto, a satirical work denouncing Gómez.

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