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Osher at SDSU webinar presentation: My Native Land is Memory: Stories of a Cuban Childhood
This presentation will be based on my memoir of childhood and adolescence recently published under the same title by SDSU Press. The memoir recreates a world that does not exist any longer: Cuba in the 1940s and 50s; a pre-revolutionary Cuba that remains mostly unknown. Stories about Cuba’s fraught history and political instability are interwoven with personal story to create a web of history, family stories, analysis and memories. This is a narrative of a young person’s individual struggle for identity and independence against the background the country’s national struggle. Family photographs and site photographs illustrate the narrative. Reading of some excerpts will illuminate and give further details about the narrative. Participants interested in learning about Cuban history without having to read historical treatises as well as participants interested in stories of human growth and development from decades ago will find points of interest in this presentation. We might also discuss the process of the memoir creation during the Q & A if there is interest. It is not necessary to have read the memoir in advance, but if you would like to, you can easily find it through local or national booksellers, where you can also find reviews and comments (60 minute webinar presentation, 30 minute Q&A)

Feb 15, 2021 01:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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