continuing presence for the Cubans. We can notice the cultural encounter in the short story when Maximo hears “the long hard thunder of Miami that was so much like the thunder of home that each rumble shattered the morning of his other life” (Menendez, In Cuba I Was a German shepherd, An Anthology of Short Stories from Five Continents Edited by Prescott.
Cultural Encounter in Ana Menendez’s In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd People emigrate from one place to another for different reasons. Some people leave their homelands by choice while others are forced to leave it due to different reasons. Some of these reasons are political, where a person leave his country to find freedom in another. There is a lot of literature written on this subject worldwide which tries to analyse and reflect upon the conditions of such people, and how they are received in
talking about motivating things, on a space of levels in short story anthology title A world of Difference. Hope and disappointment after the revolution of Castro Cuba, comfort and fear in USA with all its beauty and sadness ,cultural ties that bind families and the difference between people’s dreams and reality, In working up with such theme we transact with complicated and distressing items, in this increasingly and sophisticated world where many cultures permanently interfering and conflicting .The
“In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd” by Ana Menéndez is overall a collection of tales displaying the way that Cuban immigrants try to build their new life in The USA. Through Maximo’s memories, thoughts and jokes Ana sets the theme of nostalgia ,heartbreak and agony that Cuban immigrants face in a daily basis in Miami , where most of Cubans after the revolution lived chasing the American Dream. Being away from home and at the same time new in such a society immigrants sense the differences between
the dialogue and conversations between them, the conflict between the people of one culture in another culture. This essay will analyses and demonstrate how the concept of cultural encounter treated in fiction in general and in the short story ‘In Cuba I was a German