Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba by Margarite Engle
While it doesn’t really tell much of the story of Holocaust refugees who escaped to Cuba, Tropical Secrets is written in a very unique style. It’s written in ballad or slam poetry form in the alternating voices of three people (and a very occasional fourth). It reads very quickly. At the end the author gives an extremely brief overview of how refugees ended up in Cuba at the beginning of World War II. It’s a good introduction for anyone curious about that little talked about group of people.
4 (out of 5) Stars
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