Mariane Pearl's story of youth in Cuba published in the New York Times

Posted: 27-Jun-15 12:47

Mariane van Neyonhoff is a French journalist, columnist and former reporter for Glamour magazine. She recently had a travel narrative published in the New York Times about her visit to Cuba to explore the neighbourhoods she remembered from her youth.

Mariane Pearl's story of youth in Cuba published in the New York Times

"Revisiting the Cuba of my Youth" is a long form narrative travel article by Mariane Pearl, a French journalist and columnist that was recently published in the New York Times.

This article tells the story of her recent visit to Cuba. Relations between Cuba and the USA are changing fast and travel between the two countries is opening up. As visitors come from Canada and the USA to this Latin American country, the cultural landscape will begin to change.

In the story, Pearl visits her cousin's neighbourhood which remains somewhat of a time capsule for the old fashioned Cuba that she remembers from her past.

Her article is wonderfully nostalgic, as she walks the streets and describes all of the details of her bright and colourful surroundings. Her beautifully written travel narrative paints a picture of Cuba how it used to be and how it is now, both the good and the bad. Take the time to read it and you will get a glimpse into life in this country and the way it is changing.

Pearl was born in France to a Dutch father and a Cuban mother, who was of Afro-Chinese-Cuban descent. She was raised in Paris. Pearl is also the managing editor of a non-profit organisation called Chime for Change, as well as the author of a book about the death of her husband Daniel Pearl.

Daniel was a Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Pakistan in early 2002. In 2007 she filed suit against the terrorists and the bank that may have been financing them, for their roles in the torture and murder of her husband.

She is also a member of the board of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, which was founded by Pearl's parents. Other honorary board members include former President Bill Clinton, Nobel Peace Prize winning author Elie Wiesel and international correspondent Christiane Amanpour.

Pearl has also written a second book called "In Search of Hope" which is a collection of stories about extraordinary woman around the world. It was originally a series of columns that she wrote for Glamour Magazine. She also contributes to other publications including the Sunday Times, Self Magazine and The Conde Nast traveller.


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