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The Portable Island

Cubans at Home in the World

  • Editors
  • Ruth Behar
  • Lucía M. Suárez

Part of the New Concepts in Latino American Cultures book series (NDLAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction in Two Voices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ruth Behar
      Pages 3-8
    3. Lucía M. Suárez
      Pages 9-16
  3. En La Maleta: With a Suitcase in Our Hands

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-18
    2. Richard Blanco
      Pages 19-24
    3. Verónica Pérez Konina
      Pages 25-36
    4. José Kozer
      Pages 37-41
    5. Damaris Calderón
      Pages 43-45
    6. Carlos Aguilera Chang
      Pages 47-53
    7. Nancy Morejón
      Pages 55-58
    8. Nely Galán
      Pages 59-63
  4. Idas: After Everyone Has Left

  5. Regresos: When We Return

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-120
    2. Nara Araújo
      Pages 121-128
    3. Ruth Behar
      Pages 129-138
    4. Rosa Lowinger
      Pages 139-143
    5. Alan West-Durán
      Pages 145-152
    6. Pedro Pérez Sarduy
      Pages 153-160
    7. María de los Angeles Torres
      Pages 161-168
  6. Más Allá de Cuba: Now and Then We Try to Forget about Geography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-170
    2. Karla Suárez
      Pages 171-175
    3. Gustavo Pérez Firmat
      Pages 177-182
    4. Eliana Rivero
      Pages 183-196
    5. Jorge Duany
      Pages 197-208
    6. Mabel Cuesta
      Pages 209-214
    7. Lucía M. Suárez
      Pages 215-230
  7. Esperando: To Wait Is a Cuban Condition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Ruth Behar
      Pages 233-234
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 249-258

About this book

Introduction

Cubans today are at home in diasporas that stretch from Miami to Mexico City to Moscow. Back on the island, watching as fellow Cubans leave, the impact of departure upon departure can be wrenching. How do Cubans confront their condition as an uprooted people? The Portable Island: Cubans at Home in the World offers a stunning chorus of responses, gathering some of the most daring Cuban writers, artists, and thinkers to address the haunting effect of globalization on their own lives.

Keywords

Germany identity interview sociology

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