A Cuban Childhood
Medina left Cuba with his family at the age of 12. In this short, personal memoir, he depicts a happy, middle-class childhood in pre-revolutionary Cuba in brief vignettes. He also shares the experience of being transplanted to the United States. He writes from the heart, seeking to recapture the essence of being Cuban despite the 30-year effort of Castro to transform Cuba. This volume provides one person's view of what that life was like.
“Medina writes from the heart, seeking to recapture the essence of being Cuban...filled with telling detail and humorous, insightful anecdotes.”
“A powerful work of literature.”
—Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, Yale University
Pablo Medina is the author of numerous volumes of poetry and three novels, including The Marks of Birth and The Return of Felix Nogara.
Paperback / $14.00 (Can $20.00) / ISBN 978-0-89255-280-1 / 144 pages / Memoir