August 4, 2005
A lesson in Cuba's sexual politics
By Lylah M. Alphonse, Globe Staff
... A diplomat's daughter born in Cuba, 25-year-old Alysia returns there on a yearlong student visa to look for her real father, a Cuban translator with whom her mother had an affair. With the US embargo in place, she is cut off from her life in the United States as she struggles to find Jose Antonio, using her late mother's diaries as a guide. During her search she discovers how deeply she identifies with a country that she's only just learned is her own. ... [More]
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
A Lesson in Sexual Politics
"Dirty Blonde and Half-Cuban" by Lisa Wixon is based on the author's actual experience in Cuba. (There's been some controversey about that claim, though I couldn't find anything about it to which to link here.) The book was an interesting and provocative read, whether you take it with a grain of salt or not.