In this memoir of her life in Cuba until she was fifteen years old when she went into exile, Dr. Uva de Aragón tells the first-person story of her closest relatives, as well as her first games, readings, trips, teachers, schools, and friends. With an agile prose and a fresh look, she reveals the pain of the loss of her father at an early age and the illusions of first loves, as well as delicious anecdotes about cultural personalities she had the privilege of knowing.
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The Cuban Research Institute (CRI) of Florida International University continues its tradition of convening scholars and other persons interested in the study of Cuba and Cuban Americans by holding its Thirteenth Conference. We encourage the submission of panels and papers concentrating on any aspects of the main conference theme, but will consider all submissions relevant to the history, economy, politics, culture, society, and creative expression of Cuba and its diaspora.