“What was the most important measure to uproot discrimination against Chinese
and blacks in Cuba? It was the socialist revolution itself.”
Armando Choy, Gustavo Chui, and Moisés Sío Wong—three young rebels of Chinese Cuban ancestry—threw themselves into the great proletarian battle that defined their generation. They became combatants in the clandestine struggle and 1956–58 revolutionary war that brought down a U.S.-backed dictatorship and opened the door to the socialist revolution in the Americas. Each became a general in Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces.
Here they talk about the historic place of Chinese immigration to Cuba, as well as more than five decades of revolutionary action and internationalism, from Cuba to Angola, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. Through their stories we see unfold the social and political forces that gave birth to the Cuban nation and continue to shape our epoch. We see how millions of ordinary men and women like them changed the course of history, becoming different human beings in the process.
“These books are the kind of books historians are always hoping for, but that very rarely see the light of day. Their value for average readers and for scholars cannot be overstressed, for several reasons, the most important being the historical process of reconnecting Cuba and Africa at a time when such reconnecting continues to be fiercely discouraged by the powers-that-be…. In a subdued, almost humble, way, these books can be seen as collective praise for what Cuba has been able to do, not just for specific African countries, but for the majority of humanity resisting the unrelenting assaults of the capitalist system”—Jacques Depelchin writing in African Studies Review
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“Pathfinder must be congratulated for uncovering this remarkable but little-known dimension of the Cuban Revolution.”— Gregor Benton in Bulletin of Latin American Research
“This collective memoir is suitable for a general readership interested in Cuba’s revolutionary history.… [A] compelling selection for undergraduate classrooms.… Visual images bring the narrative to life.”— Kathleen López
in Caribbean Studies
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This book is part of a series, The Cuban Revolution in World Politics
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This new edition includes a foreword by Wang Lusha, translator of Chinese edition, plus new annotation, photos, and illustrations.