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Sonidos Cubanos: Rimas De LA Abuela (Spanish Edition)


Sonidos Cubanos: Rimas De LA Abuela (Spanish Edition)

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    Caridad Navarrete-Kindelan
"Sonidos Cubanos" is a collection of poems, photographs, and paintings that chronicle the author's journey from a prominent wealthy family, to revolutionary activist, political pariah, struggling exiled mother, business builder, scholar and more. The subtitle, "Rimas De La Abuela" ("Grandmother's Rhymes") reveals the heart of this book in which the author unfolds before us the "rhyme and reason" of her life. the first section, "Imagenes Afro-cubanos" ("Afro-cuban Images) paints the backdrop: a traditional family in which black nannies were fiercely loved by white wards and their African tribal lore woven into nursery rhymes. the second, "Versos Juveniles" ("Youthful Verses") gives us the taste and feel of Cuba in the early fifties, as Caridad grows up surrounded by love and comfort. The tone changes dramatically in the third section, "Pasiones Revolucionarias" ("Revolutionary Passions"), reflecting Caridad's life changing encounter with Castro's rebel forces on her family lands, and her subsequent unconditional support of the revolution. these passions unavoidable turn to disillusionment as Castro's regime starts unfair political trials and sets out to persecute Caridad's family and loved ones. Her anguish is palpable and gut wrenching in "Camino al Destierro" ("Road to Exile"), and Caridad serves it up without dilution or apology. The following section, "Anoranzas" ("Longings") is a recollection of lost times and places, exquisitely distilled through the coils of absence. The last section in this remarkable book, "Sombra y Luz" ("Shadow and Light") reveals Caridad in a contemplative mood, ad peace with herself and ready to explore new directions, "without map or star to take me by the hand".   show more
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