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Cuba's Wild EastA Literary Geography of Oriente$
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Peter Hulme

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846317484

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317170

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James J. O'kelly at Jiguaní (1873)

James J. O'kelly at Jiguaní (1873)

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(p.17) Chapter One James J. O'kelly at Jiguaní (1873)
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Cuba's Wild East
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317170.003

This chapter describes how James J. O'Kelly fulfilled his instructions, meeting Carlos Manuel de Céspedes just outside the town of Jiguaní. It also addresses The Mambi-Land. In addition, it explains Fidel Castro's extraordinary sense of the resonances of Cuban history. It deals with the early seventeenth-century context of Espejo de paciencia. It then pays attention to the 1830s and Cuban criollismo to O'Kelly and the second half of the nineteenth century. An account of the difficulties and dangers encountered and overcome by O'Kelly to the Mambi-Land is presented. It suggests that the bell which Céspedes had struck at La Demajagua in 1868 has been re-installed in 1968, just in time to see Castro's speech.

Keywords:   James J. O'Kelly, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Jiguaní, The Mambi-Land, Fidel Castro, Cuban history, Espejo de paciencia, La Demajagua

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