Finding Mañana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus

Finding Mañana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus

by Mirta Ojito

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ISBN-13: 9781594200410
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/07/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.16(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mirta Ojito was born in Havana, Cuba, and came to the United States in 1980 in the Mariel boatlift. She has received the American Society of Newspaper Editors' Award for best foreign reporting, and she shared the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, for her contribution to the series "How Race Is Lived in America." Her work has appeared in several anthologies, including Written into History: Pulitzer Prize Reporting of the Twentieth Century from The New York Times, edited by Anthony Lewis. Ojito has taught journalism at New York University, Columbia University, and the University of Miami. She writes for The New York Times from Miami. Lewis. Ojito has taught journalism at New York University, Columbia University, and the University of Miami. She writes for The New York Times from Miami.

Table of Contents

Prologue1
1Worms Like Us11
2Bernardo Benes: Our Man in Miami35
3Butterflies57
4Hector Sanyustiz: A Way Out75
5Ernesto Pinto: An Embassy Under Siege95
6Unwanted121
7Napoleon Vilaboa: The Golden Door135
8Leaving Cuba159
9Captain Mike Howell: Sailing Manana187
10Tempest-Tost215
11Teeming Shore233
12With Open Arms261
Epilogue269
Acknowledgments279
Notes285
Index297

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