Multcolib My Librarian Darcee: C is for Cuba
Annotation:Journalist Julia Cooke combines intimate storytelling with in-depth reportage to weave together stories of the daily lives and future prospects of young people in Cuba today.
Annotation: In this second edition of the widely hailed Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know, Julia Sweig updates her concise and remarkably accessible portrait of the small island nation.
Annotation:Yoani Sánchez is an unusual dissident: no street protests, no attacks on big politicos, no calls for revolution. Rather, she produces a simple diary about what it means to live under the Castro regime.
Annotation:Yoani Sanchez, a University of Havana graduate, emigrated to Switzerland in 2002, to build a new life for herself and her family. Two years later, she decided to return Cuba, promising herself to live there as a free person. Her blog Generation Y is an expression of this promise.
Annotation:In his shocking memoir, Arenas recounts a stunning odyssey from his poverty-stricken childhood in rural Cuba and his adolescence as a rebel fighting for Castro, through his supression as a writer, imprisonment as a homosexual, his flight from Cuba via the Mariel boat lift, and his subsequent life and the events leading to his death in New York.
Annotation:In 1962, Carlos Eire was one of 14,000 children airlifted out of Cuba--exiled from his family, his country, and his own childhood by the revolution. The memories of Carlos's life in Havana, cut short when he was just eleven years old, are at the heart of this stunning, evocative, and unforgettable memoir.
Annotation:Beautiful folk songs from this left-leaning leader of the nueva trova movement widely considered to be the 'John Lennon' of Cuba.
Annotation:The story takes place in A naive university student meets a gay artist unhappy with the Castro regime and learns that the world isn't as simple as he had thought.
Annotation:First published in 1959 against the backdrop of the Cold War, Our Man in Havana is an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a political satire of government intelligence that still resonates today.
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Just 90 miles South of Key West, Cuba is an island of intrigue and mystery for many Americans, myself included. Items on this list offer a glimpse into life on this divisive island nation.