Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary: She Led by Transgression

Hayd e Santamar a Cuban Revolutionary She Led by Transgression Taking part in the Cuban Revolution s first armed action in enduring the torture and killings of her brother and fianc assuming a leadership role in the underground movement and smuggling wea

  • Title: Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary: She Led by Transgression
  • Author: Margaret Randall
  • ISBN: 9780822359623
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback
  • Taking part in the Cuban Revolution s first armed action in 1953, enduring the torture and killings of her brother and fianc , assuming a leadership role in the underground movement, and smuggling weapons into Cuba, Hayd e Santamar a was the only woman to participate in every phase of the Revolution Virtually unknown outside of Cuba, Santamar a was a trusted member of FidTaking part in the Cuban Revolution s first armed action in 1953, enduring the torture and killings of her brother and fianc , assuming a leadership role in the underground movement, and smuggling weapons into Cuba, Hayd e Santamar a was the only woman to participate in every phase of the Revolution Virtually unknown outside of Cuba, Santamar a was a trusted member of Fidel Castro s inner circle and friend of Che Guevara Following the Revolution s victory Santamar a founded and ran the cultural and arts institution Casa de las Americas, which attracted cutting edge artists, exposed Cubans to some of the world s greatest creative minds, and protected queer, black, and feminist artists from state repression Santamar a s suicide in 1980 caused confusion and discomfort throughout Cuba despite her commitment to the Revolution, communist orthodoxy s disapproval of suicide prevented the Cuban leadership from mourning and celebrating her in the Plaza of the Revolution In this impressionistic portrait of her friend Hayd e Santamar a, Margaret Randall shows how one woman can help change the course of history.

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    1 thought on “Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary: She Led by Transgression”

    1. I have to thank Margaret for this text. She has written with honesty and given the world a view into the life of Haydee so intimately, that you could feel that you yourself knew this historically important woman. The book is heavy for its size, but I feel this really adds to the gravity of impact Haydee had on the Cuban Revolution and the Cuban people. The cover is simple and I think this is what Haydee would have wanted, which means every inch of this book has considered the woman to which this [...]

    2. "Santamaría’s story is one which should be told, and Randall does so vividly and insightfully." Publishers Weekly“[T]he past is sometimes hard to put away, as Randall’s loving elegy to Haydée Santamaría shows. Her life story demonstrates the heavy costs that prolonged revolutionary struggles can extract even from their apparent victors. A feminist sensibility adds poignancy to Randall’s tender, impressionistic portrait of a self effacing and melancholic yet much revered Cuban fighter. [...]

    3. I won this book in a giveaway. Unfortunately, the subjet matter just wasn't of that much interest to me. To another person, it may be a fascinating book just wasn't for me. : )

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