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Impossible Returns: Narratives of the Cuban Diaspora

Iraida H. López

Abstract

Since 1979, when travel to Cuba from the United States opened up, thousands of Cuban Americans have visited the island on a short-term basis to reunite with their families and reacquaint themselves with their birthplace. Such topics as outbound migration and the adaptation process of Cubans in the host society have received considerable attention in academia, while the subject of return as it pertains to Cuban Americans has been largely neglected. Exclusively devoted to the subject, this book explores narratives on the return to Cuba of individuals of the so-called one-and-a-half generation (t ... More

Keywords: Cuban Americans, return to Cuba, one-and-a-half generation, travel to Cuba, Cuban literature, Ana Mendieta, Gustavo Pérez Firmat, Cristina García

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813061030
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813061030.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Iraida H. López, author
Ramapo College of New Jersey