By Heart/de Memoria: Cuban Women's Journeys in and out of Exile

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Overview

In this moving account of the Cuban revolution and its aftermath, eleven women who lived through it as children or young adults recall the events of the last forty years. In Torres's words "This book, which began in Miami, looking toward the island, ends on the island as it gazes toward the exile community." These poets, artists, and scholars represent each post-revolution exile generation. Some left Cuba in the Pedro Pan airlift, some left afterward, some never left at all. Others-like the editor-left as children only to return and leave again, disillusioned with both the exile politics and with Castro's island. Together they testify to the powerful intersections of memory, politics, nation, and exile.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592130115
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 The Boat 15
3 Reflections 17
4 Donde los Fantasmas Bailan Guaguanco: Where Ghosts Dance el Guaguanco 23
5 Not the Golden Age 57
6 From This Side of the Fish Tank 75
7 Through Other Looking Glasses 85
8 La Salida: The Departure 103
9 The Recurring Dream 117
10 Only Fragments of Memory 133
11 Words Without Borders 151
12 Postwar Memories 169
About the Contributors 191
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