Ruth responds to breaking news of U.S.-Cuba opening.

“You should know that my one major vulnerability, my Achilles’ heel, which I always thought was a problem in my becoming an anthropologist, is that I can’t read a map. I’m the sort of person who gets lost just going around the corner. I think I got through school because they stopped teaching geography in American universities. If you don’t mind going places without a map, follow me.”

--Ruth Behar
   from the introduction to
   TheVulnerable Observer: Anthropology that Breaks Your Heart

A page from Dos mujeres, una isla: Nancy Morejón/Ruth Behar, with original design and artwork by Rolando Estévez.

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