"Before the revolution, so many Cubans had no hope of studying and becoming professionals. They lived horrible lives. After the revolution, many were able to study and become professionals but still have miserable lives filled with necessity."
Lise, described as a 25-year-old “college graduate who declined to give her full name for fear of losing her state job”, speaking to The Sun Sentinel following the screening in Havana of the new biopic on Che Guevara.
Welcome to the blog of my new book, Child of the Revolution: Growing up in Castro's Cuba, which is published in Australia and New Zealand by Allen & Unwin.
The book is now available in the UK, Canada and the US, and in Brazil (in Portuguese).