The Resource The other side of paradise : life in the new Cuba
- The other side of paradise : life in the new Cuba
- Title remainder
- life in the new Cuba
- Statement of responsibility
- Julia Cooke
- Castro, Fidel, 1926- -- Influence.
- Havana (Cuba) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
- Havana (Cuba) -- Biography.
- Social change -- Cuba | Havana -- History -- 21st century.
- Cuba -- Politics and government -- 1990-
- Havana (Cuba) -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
- TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
- Cuba -- History -- 1990- -- Biography.
- Castro, Fidel, 1926-2016
- Young adults -- Cuba | Havana -- Biography.
- "Over a period of five years, beginning when Fidel Castro stepped down from his presidency after almost a half-century of reign, journalist Julia Cooke embedded herself in Cuba, gaining access to a dynamic Havana--one that she found populated with twenty-five-year-old Marxist philosophy students, baby-faced anarchists, children of the whiskey-drinking elite, SanterÃa trainees, pregnant prostitutes, and more. Combining intimate storytelling with in-depth reportage, The Other Side of Paradise weaves together stories of the Cubans whom Cooke encountered, providing a vivid and unprecedented look into the daily lives and future prospects of young people in Cuba today. From ambitious LucÃa, a recent university graduate with an acerbic sense of humor and plans to leave Cuba for the first country to give her a visa, if she can just get the roadblocks out of the way--to a crew of mohawk-wearing teenage anarchists who toss bricks at police cars and cite lyrics by The Clash (but don't know the lead singer's name), the characters of The Other Side of Paradise paint a captivating portrait of Cuban culture and the emerging legacy of Fidel Castro's failed promises. Eye-opening and politically prescient, The Other Side of Paradise is sure to linger in readers' minds long after they've finished reading"--
- Biography type
- contains biographical information
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- no index present
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- LC item number
- C66 2014
- Literary form
- non fiction
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