Posted by: koolwine | August 21, 2010

Cuba: Waiting for Snow in Havana

Country: Cuba

Local Name: Cuba

Title: Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy

Author: Carlos Eire (Cuban-American)

Published: 2003  Pages: 383

Acclaim: National Book Award Winner

Time Period: roughly 1950-1970

Summary: We interrupt your childhood to bring you a communist revolution.  As a result of Castro’s takeover, Carlo Eire and his brother lost their homeland and their privileged lives as a niños bitongas (“pampered boys”).  Eire shares stories of growing up in pre-Castro Cuba, his initial youthful confusion and obliviousness towards Castro’s dictatorship, and his humbling new life in America.

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