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Castro’s daughter to speak at Banners at McNeese

March 23, 2018 | McNeese Public Relations
Alina Fernandez

Alina Fernandez, daughter of the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro, will present a reading from her book titled “Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the Tritico Theatre as part of the 2018 Banners at McNeese State University season.

Fernández will share what it was like growing up as the secret daughter of a dictator who ruled with an iron fist.

Reviews of her book point out her unique access to Castro and some of Cuba’s other influential figures. Kirkus Reviews made special note of some of the secrets she revealed, like the fact that her father was once married to the daughter of a high-ranking official in the Batista regime.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for students under 18 and free for McNeese and Sowela students with current IDs.

Banners is supported by ticket sales, memberships, corporate sponsors and grants. For more information about the program or tickets, visit the Banners website at or call the Banners office at 337-475-5123.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-456-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired or by email at