Author: Mette Louise Berg ISBN: 978-0-85745-245-0
Format: HB Extent: 240 pp.
Price: £40 Publication: October 2011
Publisher: Berghahn Books
This book gives voice to diasporic Cubans living in Spain, the former colonial ruler of Spain. By focusing on their lived experiences of displacement, the book brings to light imaginative, narrative re-creations of the nation from afar. Drawing on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, the book argues that the Cuban diaspora in Spain consists of three diasporic generations, generated through distinct migratory experiences. This constitutes an important step forward in understanding the dynamics of memory-making and social differentiation within diasporas, and in appreciating why people within the same diaspora engage in different modes of transnational practices and homeland relations.