by Dervla Murphy - £14.99 Eland Publishing Ltd (2010)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781906011468 | ISBN 10: 190601146x
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.
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In booklists: Women Travellers and Women's Travel Writing, Cuba, Women in Latin America & the Caribbean, Travel Writing and Guides - Latin America & Caribbean, In categories: Feminism & Women, Poetry & Writing, World - Latin America & Caribbean,