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Public meeting: Our History is Still Being Written

15 Nov 2011

On Friday 25 November (5-7pm) in Room A101, Samuel Alexander Building, North (old) entrance.

  

The Story of Three Chinese-Cuban Generals in the Cuban Revolution

A part of Chinese emigrant history that is little known is told through interviews with Armando Choy, Gustavo Chui, and Moisés Sío Wong, three Chinese Cubans who became generals in Cuba’s revolution that brought down the Batista dictatorship.

In Our History is Still Being Written: The Story of Three Chinese-Cuban Generals in the Cuban Revolution, published by Pathfinder Press, the three men discuss their roles in the 1959 Cuban revolution, how they helped lead Cuban volunteers in the fight to defeat South African apartheid’s invasion of Angola, the historic place of Chinese immigration to Cuba, the place of Cuba in world politics today, and much more.

Sponsors:

  • Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, The University of Manchester
  • Cuba Solidarity Campaign, Manchester
  • African Caribbean Society, The University of Manchester
  • Pathfinder Books, Manchester

Speakers:

  • Dr Raquel Ribeiro - University of Nottingham
  • Jonathan Silberman - Pathfinder Books and participant in book launches in Cuba for Our History is Still Being Written
  • Dr Aaron Moore - Confucius Institute, The University of Manchester

Chairperson:

  • Dr Par Kumaraswami - Co-Director, Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Showing of excerpts from Loni Ding’s award-winning film “Ancestors in the Americas; Coolies, Settlers and Sailors"

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