Cuba on My Mind
Journeys to a Severed Nation
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184 pages / December 2000 / 9781859847909

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“Empathic and critical, connected and removed, knowing and bewildered.”—Raritan Review
In this moving and personal account of the forty-three-year-old divide between Cuba and its exile population in the United States, Román de la Campa questions both sides of a family feud that is acutely reflective of its own experience. Taking the three migration waves of Cubans to the United States as a historical background to his own story, the author details the continuing rift between Havana and Miami and the shaping, in the light of globalization and post-socialism, of a Cuban national split which has obvious consequences for both countries.


Cuba on My Mind is written out of an engagement with present complexities that is at once empathic and critical, connected and removed, knowing and bewildered.”

“A good read and highly recommended for those who wish to have an insider’s view into the social and political conditions of the respective nations.”

“In the end it’s obvious de la Campa is not of Miami or Cuba but from somewhere in between. This is the most profound discovery in the book and a revelation sure to have a wide resonance among others in the same predicament.”

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