Revolutionary Cuban women who change the image
and imagination of women in Cuba
MAGIN: Time To Tell This Story
The contributors in this inspiring primary source share the development of their awakening feminist consciousness and recall the still palpable sense of illumination and exhilaration as compañeras working together toward a shared vision.
Magín: Time To Tell This Story, is a book that will surely capture the reader, right from the start. It is a necessary book and, even more, it is inevitable.
Daisy Rubiera Castillo and her mother, Reyita. Ms. Castillo published Reyita, sencillamente (Reyita: The Lifeof A Black Cuban Woman In the 20th Century) in 1997.
Margaret Randall Author of Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary: She Led by Transgression; Only the Road / Solo el camino: eight decades of Cuban Poetry; and Exporting Revolution: Cuba's Global Solidarity (all from Duke University Press).
“I am thrilled that this book is finally available in English. Las Magineras' story is one that must be heard and, now that Cuba is so frequently in the news, should be of interest to anyone planning on visiting the Island or who simply wants to know how the true spirit of the Cuban Revolution lives on in a group of women determined to bring a gender analysis into its equation of social change. I recommend this important book to specialists in Latin America and the Caribbean, feminists, travelers, and those who simply love a good story.”
Professor, Departments of Political Economy and Sociology
The University of Sydney
“This book brings together for the first time the voices of the women Magineras and their international supporters to document an extraordinary and unprecedented project of feminist social transformation in Cuba. It contains important lessons and inspiration for all of those interested in working for gender justice and equality today.”
Instructor, Montana State University - Bozeman
Co-founder & National Steering Committee, U.S. Women and Cuba Collaboration
“MAGIN's impressive, creative and determined accomplishments initiated then (what US feminists call today) an Intersectional analysis to understand and change gender, sexual and racial inequalities in Cuba. Magineras' powerful storytelling about feminism in Cuba is an essential contribution to our knowledge of Cuban women who impacted Cuba's Revolution during the 1990's Special Period. Their story remains relevant today. A must-read!”
Adjunct Professor of Spanish
Irvine Valley College
“It is a very opportune time to read about this interdisciplinary group of optimistic, audacious and enterprising women who, working through the rigors of the Cuban “special period,” strove to ensure that gender awareness issues were brought to the forefront of the Cuban public agenda. Their short-lived collaboration, the process itself, led to their life-long empowerment and provides us with vital reminders for engagement anytime, anywhere.”