Exporting Revolution: Cuba's Global Solidarity
Margaret Randall is the author of dozens of books of poetry and prose, including Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary: She Led by Transgression and Che on My Mind, and the editor of Only the Road / Solo el Camino: Eight Decades of Cuban Poetry, all also published by Duke University Press.
This chapter discusses islands as landmasses, large and small, with special characteristics. Those who live on islands develop an identity deeply affected by living in physical and—in the case of Cuba—political isolation. This chapter begins by speaking of islands in general, their ecology, weather, flora and fauna, and the effects of global warming, and situates Cuba within that panorama. It includes a number of testimonies by Cubans about living on an island.