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Cuba Diaries: An American Housewife in Havana

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Begging for Soap -- Inside Fidel's Cuba

    This amazing book takes us inside modern Cuba. What is it really like? How do Cubans live? What do they think about their homeland and what do they say about it? It's here as Tattlin describes stores with no merchandise, workers with no work, and restaurants with no food. She meets artists struggling to express themselves and fathers desperate to buy food for their families. She describes Cuban women begging on the street for soap -- something they can't buy even if they had money. She describes the maze of government regulations and a strange dinner party in her home where the guest of honor is Fidel Castro.

    If you hate the embargo, you will like this book. If you love Communism, you will hate this book. If you love the Cuban people and wish them and their culture a brighter future, you will find Tattlin's book fascinating as it describes a resilient people struggling to get to tomorrow.

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