Finding Manana A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus
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New York Timesreporter Mirta Ojito melds the personal with the political in a moving account of her familys departure from Cuba. People In this unforgettable memoir, Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Mirta Ojito travels back twenty-five years to the event that brought her and 125,000 of her fellow Cubans to America: the 1980 mass exodus known as the Mariel boatlift. As she tracks down the long-forgotten individuals whose singular actions that year profoundly affected thousands on both sides of the Florida straits, she offers a mesmerizing glimpse behind Cubas iron curtainand recalls the reality of being a sixteen-year-old torn between her familys thirst for freedom and a revolution that demanded absolute loyalty. Recounting an immensely important chapter in the ever-evolving relationship between America and its neighbor to the south, Finding Maanais a major triumph by one of our finest journalists. In this wonderful memoir, Ojito ransoms herself from the seductions of nostalgia and reclaims instead the beleageured Cuba of her childhood. The New York Times
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Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/4/2006
Size: 8.50" wide x 5.50" long x 0.75" tall