Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
Remembering Cuba Legacy of a Diaspora cover
  • ISBN: 9780292731462
  • ISBN10: 0292731469

Remembering Cuba Legacy of a Diaspora

by Andrea OReilly Herrera

  • List Price: $50.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
  • Publish date: 03/01/2001
used Add to Cart $50.62
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $94.07
Marketplace Item
Description
Longing for their lost homeland unites Cuban exiles and their children, many of whom have never seen the Island. Yet as decades pass and the hope of "next year in Cuba" fades, the Cuban American community has had to forge new understandings of where "home" is and what it means to be "Cuban", "American", and/or "Cuban American".

The testimonies gathered in this book offer over one hundred perspectives on the Cuban diaspora and on what it means to be Cuban in exile. Through narratives, interviews, creative writings, letters, journal entries, recipes, photographs, and paintings, Cubans from various waves of the migration and their descendants piece together a complex mosaic of the exile experience and diasporic identity.

In her introduction, Andrea O'Reilly Herrera describes how she conceived the project and chose the contributors, including both unknown and established artists and writers such as Gustavo Perez Firmat, Sylvia Curbelo, Pablo Medina, Lourdes Gil, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Heberto Padilla, and Jose Kozer. The contributors' diverse and sometimes conflicting voices offer a more inclusive and complex understanding of Cuban American identity and the various Cuban "presences" residing throughout the United States. Likewise, they overthrow a perceived "hierarchy of suffering" among Cuban Americans, which purports to dictate who can and cannot speak authentically about exile and loss, as well as what form their expression can take.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Tornbooks

Location: Austin, TX
Like New
Shipping Icon
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall First Edition. Fine/Fine. Hardcover; black cloth; gilt titles; 376 pp.; b/w illustrations; a clean and crisp copy.
$50.62
Solr Books

Location: Skokie, IL
New
Shipping Icon
Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!
$94.07