Anthony DePalma Shares Stories from THE CUBANS via Crowdcast (9/22)
Anthony DePalma, author of THE CUBANS: Ordinary Lives in Extraordinary Times (Viking), will be in conversation with Tim Padgett at a virtual event hosted by Books & Books and the Miami Books Fair via Crowdcast on Tuesday, September 22 at 7:00 pm (ET).
Modern Cuba comes alive in a vibrant portrait of a group of families’s varied journeys in one community over the last twenty years. In THE CUBANS, many patriots face one new question: is their loyalty to the revolution, or to their country? As people try to navigate their new reality, Cuba has become an improvised country, an old machine kept running with equal measures of ingenuity and desperation. A new kind of revolutionary spirit thrives beneath the conformity of a half century of totalitarian rule. And over all of this looms the United States, with its unpredictable policies, which warmed towards its neighbor under one administration but whose policies have now taken on a chill reminiscent of the Cold War.
Anthony DePalma is also the author of The Man Who Invented Fidel and Here: A Biography of the New American Continent. He was a foreign correspondent for The New York Times focusing on Latin America for twenty-two years, and continues to write for the newspaper as well as other publications.
Tim Padgett is the Americas editor for Miami NPR affiliate WLRN, covering Latin America, the Caribbean and their key relationship with South Florida.
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