The Island That Dared
Journeys in Cuba
By (author) Dervla Murphy
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Island That Dared by Dervla Murphy
Book DescriptionTake a three-generation family holiday in Cuba in the company of Dervla Murphy, her daughter and three young granddaughters and you have a Swallows and Amazon like adventure in the Caribean as they trek into the hills and along the coast as a family, camping out on empty beaches beneath the stars and relishing the ubiquitous Cuban hospitality. But this is no more than the joyful start of a fully-fledged quest to understand the unique society created by the Cuban Revolution. For Dervla returns alone to explore the mountains, coastal swamps and decaying cities, investigating the experience of modern Cuba with her particular, candid curiosity. Through her own research and through conversations with Fidelistas and their critics alike, The Island That Dared builds a complex picture of a people struggling to retain their identity in the face of insistent hostility of the government of the United States.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781906011352
(215mm x 135mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Eland Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dervla Murphy
Between River and Sea, Paperback (September 2015)
Following A Month by the Sea, her acclaimed exploration of life in Gaza, Dervla Murphy describes with passionate honesty the experience of living with and among Jewish Israelis and Palestinians in both Israel and Palestine
Month by the Sea, Paperback (September 2015)
A MONTH BY THE SEA gives unique insight into the way in which isolation has shaped this society: how it radicalises young men and plays into the hands of dominating patriarchs, yet also how it hardens determination not to give in and turns family into a towering source of support.
Place Apart, Paperback (October 2014)
A Place Apart is a remarkable geographical and psychological travelogue that rises above history, politics, theology and economics.
On a Shoestring to Coorg, Paperback (April 2014)» View all books by Dervla Murphy
This is the first travel book that tested the idea that a five-year-old daughter makes for a useful international travelling companion. Together Dervla Murphy and her daughter Rachel with little money, no taste for luxury and few concrete plans meander their way slowly south from Bombay to the southernmost point of India, Cape Comorin.
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