Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Portable Island: Cubans at Home in the World” as Want to Read:
The Portable Island: Cubans at Home in the World
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Portable Island: Cubans at Home in the World

3.5  ·  Rating details ·  4 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Cubans today are at home in diasporas that stretch from Miami to Mexico City to Moscow. Back on the island, watching as fellow Cubans leave, the impact of departure upon departure can be wrenching. How do Cubans confront their condition as an uprooted people? The Portable Island: Cubans at Home in the World offers a stunning chorus of responses, gathering some of the most ...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published October 15th 2008 by Palgrave Macmillan
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Portable Island, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Portable Island

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-17)
Rating details
Sort: Default
Jun 28, 2013 rated it liked it
A very interesting collection to read. A number of self-identified Cubans (born of Cuban parents, born in Cuba, etc...) talk about their transnational and identity experiences in very different ways and with very different political inclinations. I think the editors could have done a better job of joining the experiences in a somewhat coherent theme, however that did not happen.
rated it it was ok
Jan 04, 2015
Michele Wucker
rated it it was amazing
Nov 11, 2014
Jarod Roselló
rated it really liked it
Apr 15, 2011
marked it as to-read
Sep 02, 2009
marked it as to-read
Dec 01, 2010
Danny Roque
marked it as to-read
Aug 29, 2013
marked it as to-read
Mar 15, 2014
marked it as to-read
May 07, 2014
Erin Jordan
marked it as to-read
Jul 20, 2014
Joyce Fengjiang
marked it as to-read
Nov 01, 2014
marked it as to-read
Feb 19, 2015
Ophelia Adan
marked it as to-read
Dec 30, 2015
marked it as to-read
Feb 07, 2016
marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2017
Andrea Rodriguez
marked it as to-read
Oct 01, 2017
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »