A Window Into Cuba's Soul

A Window Into Cuba's Soul

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Since the historic joint announcement by U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro on December 17, 2014 initiating a renewal of diplomatic relations between the two countries, after half a century of Cold War era strife, the world's attention has increasingly been focused on Cuba's people, immediate future and history. In this book, A Window Into Cuba's Soul, Amaria Rebiai takes her readers through an uncommonly personal journey into the lives of fifteen Cuban people as they navigate this impending momentous shift in their nation's history. Recounted through captivating photography and eye-opening stories, the poignancy of this photojournalistic work is enhanced by the fact that each of these fifteen individuals are connected in some way. They are family members, long-time friends, and close neighbors. The stories of their lives reveal the true history and current realities of Cuba in an incredibly intimate way. Ofelia, for instance, recalls an episode when the revolutionary figure Che Guevara came into her family's home in Santa Clara after being wounded in battle to seek treatment.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 259g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1514703858
  • 9781514703854

About Amaria Rebiai

Born and raised in the south of France, Amaria Rebiai always had the urge to set out and discover the world. After taking the opportunity to complete her Master's degree in Foreign Languages (she's fluent in French, English, Spanish as well as conversational Arabic) in Vancouver, Canada, she's since set out to both live and work in Ireland, Canada and Saudi Arabia. Her travels have taken her to South Africa, Cuba, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Martinique, and the list continues. Wherever she travels, her camera is never too far behind. She enjoys capturing unique images of people's daily lives in the lands she visits, as well as immortalizing beautiful landscapes and monuments. Amaria also enjoys using the written word, online or in print, to help her readers take part in her unique journeys. In her book A Window Into Cuba's Soul, she shares her decade-long love affair with Cuba and it's people by recounting the stories of fifteen Cubans linked by family ties and friendship.show more