Cuba: The Land Of Miracles: A Journey Through Modern Cuba (Paperback)
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Cuba: The Land Of Miracles: A Journey Through Modern Cuba (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 03/11/2005
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For a growing number of British holidaymakers, Cuba is a Caribbean paradise, but it is also a land of cutbacks and economic instability. Stephen Smith comes to live on the island, and his search for the real Cuba inevitably becomes a search for Fidel Castro too. Before meeting his quarry, Smith travels extensively through the 'land of miracles' in an old American automobile. His highly-personalised account features a bloody initiation into a voodoo-like cult, dining on giant rat, and checking into the Love Hotel. And he goes on manoeuvres in the Everglades with armed, but not especially competent, Cuban exiles dreaming of a second Bay of Pigs. With disarming wit and considerable insight, Stephen Smith investigates a country where communism and voodoo coexist, and where the influence of its leader of forty years continues to throw a long shadow.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349119670
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 130 x 201 x 20 mm


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Entertaining ... the best guide to this beautiful, bedevilled island. Unfailingly well written * SUNDAY TIMES *
Fascinating ... genuinely brilliant * Jon Snow, OBSERVER *
Essential reading * Norman Lewis *
{Stephen Smith ) is the best sort of reporter; detached, ironic, yet well-versed on the terrain he's exploring ... a compelling portrait of a society on the verge of an ideological breakdown * Douglas Kennedy, INDEPENDENT *

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“Clever, witty....on the money!”

I started reading this before my visit to Cuba, and found it a bit heavy going. However, once you're there, it all makes sense! Smith captures the essence of the place while educating you surreptitiously -... More

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