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Celia Sánchez Manduley: The Life and Legacy of a Cuban Revolutionary

Tiffany A. Sippial


Celia Sánchez Manduley (1920–1980) is famous for her role in the Cuban revolution. Clad in her military fatigues, this “first female guerrilla of the Sierra Maestra” is seen in many photographs alongside Fidel Castro. Sánchez joined the movement in her early thirties, initially as an arms runner and later as a combatant. She was one of Castro’s closest confidants, perhaps lover, and went on to serve as a high-ranking government official and international ambassador. Since her death, Sánchez has been revered as a national icon, cultivated and guarded by the Cuban government. With almost unprece ... More

Keywords: Cuba, Cuban revolution, Cuban government, Fidel Castro, Biography, Feminist biography, Cultural history, History, Sierra Maestra, Revolutionary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469654607
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654607.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tiffany A. Sippial, author
Auburn University