Castro's Daughter: An Exile's Memoir of Cuba Book Summary and Study Guide

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As one of Fidel Castro's children, Alina Fernandez had a strangely mixed upbringing, a mixture of privelige and privation. This is her private story, told from her intensely personal point of view, and making it quite plain that she speaks for herself and the people of Cuba that she knew in the last forty years, rather than as an expert on Castro the ruler of Cuba. It is a fascinating and often painful account of her life in that country. Alina Fernandez escaped into exile as 'a forty year old Cinderella' from the poverty and the devastation of that tormented island, forced to leave her own daughter behind in Cuba. She now lives in Spain.
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Plot & Themes

Political/social rights fight    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting for social change    -   fighting government corruption Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   Hispanic/Spanish Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   not employed but independently wealthy Ethnicity    -   Hispanic/Latinic


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Caribbean Islands Misc setting    -   scientific labs Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   concerned    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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