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Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution
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Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution by Alma Guillermoprieto

A vivid and mesmerizing memoir of the six months the author spent in Cuba in 1970, a time when she began to develop her own fervent political conscience. Alma Guillermoprietoan awardwinning journalist and arguably our most clear-eyed observer of Latin Americanow turns her keen powers of observation onto her own, younger self. In this richly evocative chronicle, Guillermoprieto describes the remarkable, transforming journey she made as a twenty-year-old, when her love of dancewhich had led her from her native Mexico to the New York dance studios of Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Twyla Tharptook her to a job teaching poorly trained but ardent dance students in Cuba. At first unaffected by the revolutionary spirit and the adoration of Castro that pervaded the island, Guillermoprieto slowly fell under the spell of the idealism that buoyed the often destitute lives of the Cuban people. And as she opened herself to what became a complex, galvanizing revolutionary experience, she found, as well, the ideas and ideals that would shape her thinking for the rest of her life. Beautifully written and deeply felt,Dancing with Cubais a revelatory account of the making of an impassioned political heart and mind.

Author: Alma Guillermoprieto

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 290

Publisher: Pantheon

Publication Date: 2004-02-10

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 0375420932

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