To Have Been There Then: Memories of Cuba, 1969-1983
January 08, 2017
6.0 X 7.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author
Gregory Randall was born in New York City in 1960, then lived eight years in Mexico, fourteen in Cuba, eleven in France and since 1994 has resided in Uruguay. He and his wife have three children and one grandchild. He did his undergraduate work in telecommunications in Cuba and earned his doctorate in information technology from the University of Orsay, France. Since 1994 he has been a professor of electrical engineering at the University of the Republic in Montevideo. From 2007 to 2014 he was also that institution's vice president for research, during which time he promoted and oversaw the establishment of several university campuses in the interior of the country. TO HAVE BEEN THERE THEN: MEMORIES OF CUBA 1969-1983 (The Operating System, 2016) is his first book, a memoir of childhood and young adulthood in the Cuba of the 1970s and 80s, with moving, often breathtaking stories of what it was like for a young boy to grow up in revolution.
Margaret Randall is a feminist poet, essayist, oral historian, translator, teacher, and photographer with a long history of social activism in Mexico, Cuba, Nicaragua, and the United States. She is the author, translator, and editor of nearly two hundred books and cofounder of El Corno Emplumado/The Plumed Horn, a bilingual journal that published more than seven hundred writers from thirty-five countries. She fought deportation by the U.S. government, which claimed her writing subversive, and won her case. She has been recently awarded the Poet of Two Hemispheres Prize, the Haydée Santamaría medal, an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of New Mexico, the Democratic Project Paulo Freire Award, and the George Garrett Award. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her wife, the artist Barbara Byers.