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Daughter of Fidel Castro visits Berks

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Alina Fernandez
Alina Fernandez, illegitimate daughter of Fidel Castro, will discuss her personal story on Thursday, September 29, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
 
Fernandez was a young child during Cuba’s Revolution of 1959. As events unfolded, she realized, depending on his mood, Castro treated his illegitimate daughter with one of two extreme emotions: utter adoration or painful neglect. As she grew older, the political practices she witnessed under her father’s regime drove her to renounce her position as one of Cuba’s elite, and, ultimately, her relationship with her father. She left her homeland to seek refuge in the United States. In her book, Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba, Fernandez shares her experiences growing up in the shadow of Fidel Castro.
 
This presentation is part of the college’s Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

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