Blessed by Thunder
Memoir of A Cuban GirlhoodBook - 1999
Born in Cuba in the 1950s, the author was a child when revolution swept her homeland and Fidel Castro came to power. While her family suffered injustice and austerity after their plantation was seized, her grandmother and Afro-Cuban nanny remained strong. They taught her the healing wisdom of curanderismo and the magical beliefs of Santeria. This memoir offers a heartfelt view of Cuba's history and culture.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Seal Press, 1999
Characteristics: viii, 244 p. : ill. ; 24 cm