Hi. I’m Ana. I was five when my family emigrated from Cuba to the U.S. in 1967. Ever since, I’ve been striving to honor my family’s story and Cuban American culture through storytelling.

Currently, I’m at work on Radio Bemba, a full-length memoir about my family’s experience.


In the past, my commentary been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, and more. I’ve also appeared on PBS’s Stories from The Stage and NPR’s All Things Considered.

This site is the home of my stories, musings, photos and articles about Cuba and the Cuban American experience.

I hope you’ll consider following along or checking back from time to time as I share my thoughts on current events, memories from my immigration, and stories about goofy old Cubans still trying to wrap their heads around life in the states.

Inquiries: anahflaster@mac.com