Cuba on My Mind: Journeys to a Severed Nation

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Verso, 2000 - Political Science - 182 pages
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The struggle over Elian Gonzalez is only the most publicized chapter in the ongoing rift between the two Cuban capitals of Havana and Miami. In this account of the forty-one-year-old divide between Cuba and its exile population in the United States, Roman de la Campa questions both sides of a family feud that is acutely reflective of his own experience. Cuban born, and commuting between the arch enemies in spite of their respective roadblocks, he tells the story of his coming of age in the Cuban diaspora, with its faded sympathies for revolution, and his continuing distaste for official Miami, the exile capital.
  

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Contents

ONE Prelude to Exodus
22
TWO A Peter Pan Story
37
THREE Refugees Exiles Diaspora
60
FOUR An Impossible Commute
81
FIVE CubanLatino Seams
106
SEVEN Back Again
147
Notes
176
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Román de la Campa chairs the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature at the State University of New York. His books include Latin Americanism and Late Imperial Culture.

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