Books by Mirta Ojito
NPR stories about Mirta Ojito
The island village of Patchogue, N.Y., appears to be an all-American suburb. But in 2008, it was the site of a brutal murder that left residents struggling to reconcile deep-rooted issues of racism and hatred with the town's idyllic appearance.
Journalist Mirta Ojito arrived in the United States from Cuba as a teenager in 1980, part of an influx of Cuban refugees from the Mariel boatlift. Her new book, Finding Mañana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus, explores that time.
Mirta Ojito is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The New York Times. Ojito and her family were part of the Mariel boatlift out of Cuba. Her new memoir is Finding Mañana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus. Ojito has interviewed Fidel Castro himself in researching the boatlift.