Pichón: A Memoir : Race and Revolution in Castro's Cuba

Lawrence Hill Books, 2008 - 395 páginas
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Foreword by Maya Angelou. Remarkable yet true, this engaging autobiography chronicles the development of one man's racial and political consciousness and his search for purpose in life. Vivid descriptions of Moore's poverty-stricken childhood -- one steeped in social exclusion, racial self-hatred, and maternal abuse -- illustrate the universal questions of identity and race he experienced from an early age. After moving to New York with his father and siblings, Moore was shocked by new and dangerous challenges in the United States. Fortunately, he quickly found his mentor, Maya Angelou, as well as other intellectuals, artists, and scholars who taught him the deeper meaning of the black experience and the importance of truth and justice. His growing activism and revolutionary commitment eventually led him back to Cuba, where, despite the Revolution, skin colour still determined one's treatment. Moore's eventual 34-year exile, and the hardship of an itinerant life, are frankly depicted, yet his overall story remains uplifting.

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Pichon: Race and Revolution in Castro's Cuba: A Memoir

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Moore, Carlos. Pichon: Race and Revolution in Castro's Cuba. Lawrence Hill: Chicago Review. Nov. 2008. 400p. photogs. index. ISBN 978-1-55652-767-8. $26.95. AUTOBIOG~Verdict: Moore's remarkable memoir ... Ler resenha completa

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Sobre o autor (2008)

Carlos Moore is an international writer and the author of books in several languages. Formerly a senior lecturer at the Institute of International Relations of the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, and a visiting professor at Florida International University, Miami, he is an honorary research fellow in the UWI School for Graduate Studies and Research, Kingston, Jamaica. Moore resides in Brazil with his family, where he devotes his time to writing and research on race.

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