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University of Texas Press
Remembering Cuba: Legacy of a Diaspora

Remembering Cuba: Legacy of a Diaspora


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ISBN-13: 9780292731479
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 06/28/2001
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

The American-born daughter of a Cuban mother and an Irish American father, Andrea O’Reilly Herrera is Associate Professor of Literature and Director of the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Andrea O'Reilly Herrera
  • Section I : The Interior Exile ("insilio")
    • Leandro Soto: Testimonio de un artista
    • Rafael E. Saumell: Oh, La Habana
    • Manena's Cuban American Recipes
    • Hector R. Romero: Life in Exile
    • Sara Rosell: The "Sandwich" Generation
    • Efrain J. Ferrer and Vivian de la Incera: The Thirteenth Suitcase
    • Enrique Patterson: Sin calcetínes
    • Julio J. Guerra Molina: Beyond Fear
    • Luis Cruz Azaceta: Dead Rafter II
    • Silvia Curbelo: Balsero Singing
  • Section II: "Merely a Player"
    • Heberto Padilla: Los que se alejan siempre son los niños
    • María Brito: Merely a Player
    • Ileana Fuentes: Portrait of Wendy, At Fifty, With Bra
    • Luz Irene Diaz: The Wooden Suitcase
    • María Emilia Castagliola: Once upon a Time in May of 1961...
    • Juan Manuel Alonso: Crossing into the Mainstream
    • Gabriella Ibieta: Fragmented Memories
    • Tony Mendoza: Going Back
  • Section III: Crossing the Generational Divide
    • An Afternoon with Ernesto F. Betancourt
    • Adela Betancourt Jabine: Growing Up Cuban American
    • María Antonia Soto: My Life in Exile
    • Francisco Soto: Lost Memories and Nostalgic Obsessions
    • Flora González Mandri: Thirty-Two Years Later
    • Rachel Werner Baldwin: Island of Color
    • Alicia Serrano Machirán Granto: Life al revés
    • Gina Granto-Penque: On Being Cuban
    • Ada Manero Alvaré: One Mother's Testimonial
    • Tia Ada's Arroz con leche
    • Carlos Alberto Alvaré: Losing Eden
  • Section IV: Snapshots
    • Ricardo Pau-Llosa: La hora de los mameyes
    • María Cristina García: Abui
    • Olga Mendell: A Cuban American Memoir
    • Virgil Suárez: Song for the Royal Palms of Miami
    • Silvia Curbelo: Photograph of My Parents
    • Silvia Curbelo: First Shift at Hershey's, 4 A.M.
    • Andrea O'Reilly Herrera: Inhabited Woman
    • Nilda Cepero: Burialground
    • Raquel Romeu: A Journal from the Bay of Mariel
    • Jorge Luis Romeu: Political Exile
  • Section V: The Culture Wars
    • Gustavo Pérez Firmat: The Facts of Life on the Hyphen
    • Lourdes Gil: Against the Grain:Writing Spanish in the USA
    • Lourdes Gil: From "The Necessary Treasons"
    • Marta Elena Acosta Stone: Understanding del Casal
    • Mayling C. Blanco: A Cubana in NewYork
    • Virgil Suárez: Arroz
    • Carolina Hospital: What Kind of Cuban AreYou?
    • Nilda Cepero: Tropical Flavor
    • Elías Miguel Muñoz: Flags and Rags (On Golden Lake)
    • Kenya Carmen Dworkin y Mendéz: Next Stop Ninety Miles
  • Section VI: "The Bite of Exile"
    • Jose Kozer: The Bite of Exile
    • Jose Kozer: Autobiography
    • Heberto Padilla: Culture and Exile
    • Ricardo Pau-Llosa: The Wages of Exile
    • Jorge Guitart: Foreigner's Notebook
    • Jorge Guitart: In the Wilderness
    • Connie Lloveras: Living on Borrowed Ground
    • Virgil Suárez: Clotheslines
    • Carlos J. Alvaré: Letter to His Niece
    • Emilio M. Mozo: exilio
    • Emilio M. Mozo: sombras
    • Nilda Cepero: Paradox
    • Pablo Medina: Where Are You From? A Cuban Dilemma
    • Pablo Medina: The Chosen
    • Carlota Caulfield: Even Names Have Their Exile
    • Carlota Caulfield: The Photo That Watches
  • Section VII: "Grace under Pressure"
    • Leandro Soto: Cubans in the U.S.
    • Grisel Pujalá-Soto: Exile: Reality or lmagination
    • Heberto Padilla: Entre el gato y la casa
    • Raúl Fernández: Musicians in Motion
    • Raúl Fernández: From"Celia Cruz"
    • Raúl Fernández: From"La magia musical de Cachao"
    • Carmen Herrera: Yesterday/Ayer
    • Rafael Soriano: E1 descanso del heroe
    • Rocío Rodríguez: Head and Vessel
    • Luis Cruz Azaceta: From Outside Cuba/Fuera de Cuba
    • María Martínez-Cañas: Historia rota (Broken History)
    • Orlando Rodríguez Sardiñas (Rossardi): Exilio
    • Roberto G. Fernández: Abode
    • Jesús J. Barquet: Lluvia y primaveras
    • Yara González-Montes: Autobiography, Historiography, and Mythography in Matías Montes Huidobro's Desterrados al fuego
  • Section VIII: Inheriting Exile
    • Gisele M. Requena: On Being an American-Born Cuban from Miami
    • María de los Angeles Lemus: From "Stories My Mother Never Told Me"
    • Victor Andres Triay: ABCs in South Florida Suburbia
    • Alberto Rey: Appropriated Memories
    • Margarita Engle: Inheriting Exile
    • Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés: Un Testimonio
    • Gabriel Rodríguez: The Grand Finale
    • Maura Barrios: Memoirs of a Tampeña
    • Andrea O'Reilly Herrera: Una cubanita pasada por agua
    • Cata's "pie" de guayaba
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To date, no [other] book representing such a wide and extensive sampling of views and experiences of the Cuban Diaspora exists.
—(Isabel Alvarez Borland, author of Cuban-American Narratives of Exile: From Person to Persona)

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