September 21, 2020

New Book: Cuba Is a State of Mind

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In writing on travel to Cuba, the decides to give a voice to the . The Silent Majority in Cuba are:

Voices unheard in books about Cuba

We hear about those who leave, but not those who stay

Mostly black, mulatto, and rural white

Descendants of slaves

Masses of uneducated servants and peasant class before the Revolution

Those whose freedom was denied after their participation in the struggle during the Cuban War for Independence (1898)

Loyal to Fidel

Most protective of the Revolution and subsequent Post-Revolutionary way of life so imbibed in African culture

Most affected by the US Blockade and least likely to receive remittances from relatives in the US

Those who would lose the most with a return to the Pre-Revolutionary status quo.

This is the first book to give voice to the Cuban Silent Majority, to hear their stores and know their consciousness. It gives future travelers to Cuba another perspective of Cuba to consider.

The Spiritual Traveler Series© provides the reader with a new type of travel writing experience. Instead of simply looking at the sights, sounds, and tastes of a locale, the Spiritual traveler allows the reader to experience the consciousness of a nation.

“A Tourist takes in the local sights; a Traveler sees the reality of a landscape.” p.w. long

Table of Contents

PROLOGUE

Introduction: CUBA IS A STATE OF MIND

Chapter 2 THE FIRST TIME I EVER SAW YOUR FACE

Chapter 3 NO PEASANTS HERE

Chapter 4 THE DAY THE GRANDMOTHERS RETURNED

Chapter 5 NO MORE DOLLARS

Chapter 6 WEARING CHÉ

Chapter 7 THAT’S JUST THE WAY IT IS

Chapter 8 THE LEGACY OF SLAVERY

Chapter 9 “JUST THINK WHAT HAITI COULD HAVE BEEN”

Chapter 10 THE SPIRIT OF MACEO

Chapter 11 TWO CUBAS

Chapter 12 TRUE BELIEVERS AND NON-BELIEVERS

Chapter 13 WHEN FIDEL DIES

Chapter 14 CULTURE VS. IDEOLOGY

Chapter 15 “MY WAY”: THE INSATIABLE DESIRE TO BE SELF-DETERMINING

Chapter 16 A WAY OUT OF NO WAY

Chapter 17 AFRICA REBORN IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

Chapter 18 ENERGY DOES NOT LIE

Chapter 19 HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE

Chapter 20 BATÁ

Chapter 21 TRULY ORGANIC

Chapter 22 THE RHYTHM IN MY BLOOD

Excerpt from Chapter 1: CUBA IS A STATE OF MIND

“What is it about Cuba that stimulates our senses, makes us yearn for more of her? What is the seemingly magical energy that permeates the soul of almost every Cuban? What is that infectious quality that can only be labeled “Cuban”?

If you truly allow yourself to partake of Cuba, sip from her cup, eat from her plate, take her in, you will never be the same. When you fully experience Cuba you must surrender. But once bitten, you cannot stay away, you must return. One thing is certain, you will not change Cuba – she will change you.

Cuba is that part of all of us that yearns to be free, to know and express our own power. Cuba is the manifestation of the ideal; she is the ultimate idea of the human potential. Cuba is a state of mind.”

Subjects: Travel, Sociology, , Political Science, Current Affairs, Spirituality

Price: $12.95 US/ $17.95CANADA/£10.00GBP

Cuba is a State of Mind is available at a discounted rate on the blue ocean press website: http://blueoceanpublications.com

Academic and institutional discounts are available. Cuba is a State of Mind is also available on Amazon.com, Barnesandnobles.com, most major online book retailers, and through bookstores.

About blue ocean press: blue ocean press is an imprint of Aoishima Research Institute. For more than nine years, blue ocean press has contributed to the book industry by providing our readers with works that promote critical thinking and allow our authors to express themselves freely. We offer works from a variety of genres, from creative non-fiction, to academic non-fiction, historical fiction, poetry, young adult, travelogues, spirituality, culture, philosophy, and novels. We have a particular interest in works by authors from islands.

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