Pichon: Race and Revolution in Castro's Cuba: A Memoir

Pichon: Race and Revolution in Castro's Cuba: A Memoir

by Carlos Moore
     
 

ISBN-10: 1556527675

ISBN-13: 9781556527678

Pub. Date: 11/01/2008

Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated

Revolutionary black nationalist Carlos Moore breaks three decades of silence to challenge Castro’s legacy in this controversial, behind-the-scenes memoir that explores the Revolution from a perspective of a pichón, the racist Cuban term for a black of Haitian or West Indian descent. After more than thirty years in exile, continually under the

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Revolutionary black nationalist Carlos Moore breaks three decades of silence to challenge Castro’s legacy in this controversial, behind-the-scenes memoir that explores the Revolution from a perspective of a pichón, the racist Cuban term for a black of Haitian or West Indian descent. After more than thirty years in exile, continually under the threat of retribution from the Cuban regime, Moore steps forward to reveal the truth: Fidel’s Revolution was a success for white Marxists. But for Cuban blacks, the Revolution was basically business as usual, a cover-up of their ongoing struggle for racial, political, and social enfranchisement. Fidel Castro and his men rose from the ranks of the patriarchal, white Spanish-Cuban elite, and the Revolution did not weaken those ties.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556527678
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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