Next Year in Cuba: A Cubano's Coming-of-age in America
Poet, fiction, writer, and scholar Gustavo Perez Firmat writes a heartfelt memoir of a Cuban-American's lifelong search for identity and a sense of roots in his adopted land.
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This is a touching, personal account of a young Cuban's departure from his native country and his assimilation of American culture and values, including marriage to an American, raising an American family, teaching at an American university, and, in general, accepting things American while longing for a greater knowledge of things Cuban and how his Cuban ancestry helped to define his American existence. Perez Firmat left Havana for Miami in 1960 at the age of 11, when the Castro regime seized his family's business and assets. He recounts his family's struggle to make ends meet, their desperate yearning to return to their homeland, and their despair at the failure of the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. Exile became immigration, and Perez Firmat shows that the impact was not only personal but cultural, for the passing of a generation can dilute a culture to the point of eventual extinction. Recommended for academic and public libraries, especially for students of Latin American and cultural studies.--Philip Y. Blue, Dowling Coll. Lib., Oakdale, N.Y.
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Next Year in Cuba: A Cubano's Coming-Of-Age in America Next Year in Cuba: A Cubano's Coming-Of-Age in America by Gustavo Pérez Firmat My rating: 4 of 5 stars View all my reviews
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