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Our woman in Havana : reporting Castro's Cuba / Sarah Rainsford.

Author/Creator:
Rainsford, Sarah author.
Publication:
London, England : Oneworld Publications, 2018. , ©2018
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Rainsford, Sarah.
Journalism -- Cuba -- History -- 21st century.
Cuba -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Cuba -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Journalism.
Politics and government.
Social conditions.
Cuba.
HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba.
POLITICAL SCIENCE.
15.85 history of America.
Cuba.
Form/Genre:
Nonfiction.
History.
Summary:
"From inside this tightly controlled one-party state, Sarah Rainsford, the BBC's 'woman in Havana' for three years, reports on lives shaped by Fidel Castro's giant social experiment and how the nation feels as the six-decade rule of the Castros comes to an end. Seeking a window into pre-revolutionary Cuba, she searches for the ghosts of Graham Greene's Havana and the paths walked by other visiting writers (chiefly Ruby Hart Phillips, who covered Cuba from 1937-1961 for the New York Times) hooked on a city where 'every vice was permissible'. Through all these stories and those still being told, 'Our Woman in Havana' weaves an enthralling, atmospheric portrait of this enigmatic country as it teeters, once more, at a historic crossroads"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Endings
Part I. Without haste
The ruins of Havana
Confessions of a martini drinker
Consumption anxiety
Connecting Cuba
The sleeping faith
Red lines
Entertainments and commitments
Condoms and cricket
Adela
The forgotten reporter
Ways of escape
Part II. Film crews and firing squads
Love not money
Enemies and allies
Cuba libre
Athenian forum
Sympathetic visitor
The case of Oswaldo Paya
Exile
Let's dance
The end of the affair
Nice girl from Vedado
Sierra Maestra
Slow erosion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Phillips, R. Hart (Ruby Hart)
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9781786073990
1786073994
9781786074003 (ePub ebook)
OCLC:
1022986087
Publisher Number:
99982134463
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