Cuba On My Mind: Journeys to a Severed Nation

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In this moving and personal account of the forty-three-year-old divide between Cuba and its exile population in the United States, Román de la Campa questions both sides of a family feud that is acutely reflective of its own experience. Taking the three migration waves of Cubans to the United States as a historical background to his own story, the author details the continuing rift between Havana and Miami and the shaping, in the light of globalization and post-socialism, of a Cuban national split which has ...
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Overview

In this moving and personal account of the forty-three-year-old divide between Cuba and its exile population in the United States, Román de la Campa questions both sides of a family feud that is acutely reflective of its own experience. Taking the three migration waves of Cubans to the United States as a historical background to his own story, the author details the continuing rift between Havana and Miami and the shaping, in the light of globalization and post-socialism, of a Cuban national split which has obvious consequences for both countries.
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Editorial Reviews

William Keach - Raritan Review

Cuba on My Mind is written out of an engagement with present complexities that is at once emphatic and critical, connected and removed, knowing and bewildered.

The Miami Herald

In the end it's obvious de la Campa is not of Miami or Cuba but from somewhere in between. This is the most profound discovery in the book and a revelation sure to have a wide resonance among others in the same predicament.

Multicultural Review

…a good read and highly recommended for those who wish to have an insider's view into the social and political conditions of the respective nations.

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Cuba on My Mind is written out of an engagement with present complexities that is at once empathic and critical, connected and removed, knowing and bewildered.”—William Keach, Raritan Review

“A good read and highly recommended for those who wish to have an insider’s view into the social and political conditions of the respective nations.”—Multicultural Review

“In the end it’s obvious de la Campa is not of Miami or Cuba but from somewhere in between. This is the most profound discovery in the book and a revelation sure to have a wide resonance among others in the same predicament.”—The Miami Herald

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859847909
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication date: 12/17/2000
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Román de la Campa chairs the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature at the State University of New York. His books include Latin Americanism and Late Imperial Culture.
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