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The Island that Dared Journeys in Cuba

by Dervla Murphy

The Island that Dared Journeys in Cuba Synopsis

Take a three-generation family holiday in Cuba in the company of Dervla Murphy, her daughter and three young granddaughters and you have a Swallows and Amazon like adventure in the Caribean as they trek into the hills and along the coast as a family, camping out on empty beaches beneath the stars and relishing the ubiquitous Cuban hospitality. But this is no more than the joyful start of a fully-fledged quest to understand the unique society created by the Cuban Revolution. For Dervla returns alone to explore the mountains, coastal swamps and decaying cities, investigating the experience of modern Cuba with her particular, candid curiosity. Through her own research and through conversations with Fidelistas and their critics alike, The Island That Dared builds a complex picture of a people struggling to retain their identity in the face of insistent hostility of the government of the United States.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781906011352
Publication date: 23rd September 2008
Author: Dervla Murphy
Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Travel writing,

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