PublishAmerica Presents Apologia by Orlando Ferrand
Frederick, MD July 18, 2011 -- PublishAmerica is proud to present Apologia: Cuban Childhood in My Backpack by Orlando Ferrand.
Apologia: Cuban Childhood in My Backpack is the author’s memoir about his childhood and adolescence in Cuba. It is homage to the memories kept alive by his family. The fragmented and reconstructed anecdotes create a sense of belonging and unconditional love that comes to life, as in a soap opera unfolding tragic-comic, but always inspiring and uplifting feelings. The memories have been filtered through the lens of the author’s eye who does not recount chronological instances of his life in Cuba. He rather recollects and retells the emotions that stem from those circumstances in which a family’s struggle to survive and preserve its own identity, triumphs despite all odds; even during geographical and emotional separation as well as political and ideological restrains. The Cuba of Orlando Ferrand’s childhood years is an autonomous island floating in a myriad of remembrances. A place that has the imprint of a magic realm, instead of the tangible topography of the Caribbean island.
Orlando Ferrand is a Cuban-born poet, writer and interdisciplinary artist. He studied English Language & Literature, Creative Writing and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and CUNY. His first book of poetry Citywalker was published in 2010. He’s been featured in various anthologies of poetry and essays in the US. He lives in Bronx, New York.
“It has been an extreme pleasure to work with this talented and dedicated author,” said PublishAmerica Public Relations Director Shawn Street. “For ordering information, please visit www.publishamerica.com.”
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I am a poet, playwright, writer and theater director/art director interested in publishing and writing/directing for diverse media. I'm interested in collaborations with interdisciplinary artists, teaching creative writing and theater arts workshops and adapting books to screenplays.