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Winter 1979


For three months last fall, Margaret Randall, American-born writer now resident in Cuba and well known for her bestselling Women in Cuba, toured more than 40 U.S. campuses. She began in mid-September at the universities of New Mexico and Arizona, and San Francisco State University, and concluded in late November at M.I.T., Wellesley, and Amherst. Her tour, coordinated by Phyllis Vine, historian at Sarah Lawrence College, testifies to the women's studies community's concern about feminism internationally, and to a broad campus interest in Cuba. At Oberlin, Randall, never a college student herself, taught a one-credit, one-week-long intensive course to 45 undergraduates and a group of faculty auditors. She would read student papers on her return to Cuba. During these tightly-packed weeks, Randall continued to write lengthy journal entries; daily letters to her four children in Cuba, as well as to others; book reviews; and brief articles like the one that follows.



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