CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Oct. 7, 2009: The daughter of former Cuban President, Fidel Castro, is set to share her first-person, intimate account of growing up in Cuba with students of Clarkson University later this month.
Alina Fernandez is set to speak at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York on Tuesday, October 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cheel Campus Center Barben Rooms.
The event is free and open to the public. Fernandez is slated to offer a detailed view of her father, describe the surrounding political environment during the 1960s and 70s and offer her inside scoop on Cuban politics.
Fernandez was just a toddler when Castro overthrew the Batista government during the 1959 Cuban Revolution. In the 1980s she became part of the political dissident movement on the island. By 1993 she was forced to flee Cuba, which she accomplished by mastering the art of disguise.
In 1998 St. Martin`s Press published her story, `Castro`s Daughter: An Exile`s Memoir of Cuba.`
Fernandez today resides in the U.S.