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

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

by María de los Angeles de Torres, Janet M. Alger
ISBN-10:
1592130119
ISBN-13:
9781592130115
Pub. Date:
01/28/2003
Publisher:
Temple University Press

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592130115
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2003
Edition description: 1
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
1Introduction1
2The Boat15
3Reflections17
4Donde los Fantasmas Bailan Guaguanco: Where Ghosts Dance el Guaguanco23
5Not the Golden Age57
6From This Side of the Fish Tank75
7Through Other Looking Glasses85
8La Salida: The Departure103
9The Recurring Dream117
10Only Fragments of Memory133
11Words Without Borders151
12Postwar Memories169
About the Contributors191

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