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Dreaming in Cuban | Study Guide

Cristina García

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Cristina García

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Historical Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Dreaming in Cuban is marked by frequent shifts in perspective and narrator. In some sections a third-person narrator follows the inner perspective of one of several characters. In other sections some of these characters narrate in the first person. Finally, some chapters consist of letters written by Celia del Pino.


Dreaming in Cuban is written in a mixture of the past and present tenses.

About the Title

The title Dreaming in Cuban suggests that identity is inseparable from place of origin and that identity is shared as well as specific, like language. The del Pino family experiences separation in the wake of personal crises during the Cuban Revolution and the subsequent diaspora, or dispersion from Cuba. However, the characters remain connected to one another and to Cuba. Their connections persist in the realm of dreams and other types of perception that fall outside the realm of ordinary waking reality.


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