Behar, Ruth

The Portable Island

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Table of contents

1. After the Bridges
Ruth Behar

2. Our Memories, Ourselves
Lucía M. Suárez

Part I. En La Maleta: With a Suitcase in Our Hands

3. Wherever That May Be
Richard Blanco

4. I Will Die in Paris in the Sudden Rain
Verónica Pérez Konina

5. Exile and Bougainvillea
José Kozer

6. The Land Is in Me
Damaris Calderón

7. Notes on the Movement of Trains in Germany
Carlos Aguilera Chang

8. Easter Sunday and Lake Waban: Two Poems
Nancy Morejón

9. Avon Calling
Nely Galán

Part II. Idas: After Everyone Has Left

10. They Took Me to the Movies While My Mother Packed Her Bag and Other Poems
Rolando Estévez

11. Other Roads to Santiago and Other Poems
Laura Ruiz Montes

12. “That’s My Theme: The Human Adventure.” An Interview with Ena Lucía Portela
Iraida H. López

13. From Havana to Mexico City: Generation, Diaspora, and Borderland
Rafael Rojas

14. Josefina the Traveler: Ceremony for a Desperate Actress (Monologue)
Abilio Estévez

15. Letter to Enrique Saínz, or, On Imaginary Conversions
Jorge Luis Arcos

Part III. Regresos: When We Return

16. In the Middle of Nowhere
Nara Araújo

17. The Woman Who Wanted Bridges
Ruth Behar

18. Piedra Jaimanitas
Rosa Lowinger

19. Going Home Via Africa and Cayo Hueso
Alan West-Durán

20. Writing from Babylon
Pedro Pérez Sarduy

21. The Convergence of Time: Being Cuban in the Present Tense
María de los Angeles Torres

Part IV. Más Allá de Cuba: Now and Then We Try to Forget about Geography

22. Citizen of a Certain World
Karla Suárez

23. My Repeating Island
Gustavo Pérez Firmat

24. A Cuban Dorothy
Eliana Rivero

25. Becoming Cuba-Rican
Jorge Duany

26. Crossing Borders: Notes on Forgetting
Mabel Cuesta

27. Cuba in my Heart: A Geo-Emotional Condition
Lucía M. Suárez

Part V. Esperando: To Wait Is a Cuban Condition

28. Waiting
Ruth Behar

29. Gerundios para la Espera (Verbs for Waiting): A Visual Coda
Rolando Estévez

Keywords: Social Sciences, Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Social Anthropology, Sociology, general, Latin American Culture

Publication year
New Concepts in Latino American Cultures
Page amount
274 pages
Printed ISBN

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