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Cuba fue para el la novia
Cuba fue para el la novia
collage
8 x 10 in
2010

The third narrative in my book tells the story of Mercedes de la O, a strong and brave ancestor of mine who smuggled weapons underneath her hoopskirt during the struggle for Cuban independence from Spain. The text translated is: “Cuba for him was a bride, for whom you save the most delicate tender moments and whose shames are suffered.”