Jose Marti Cuban Apostle: A Dialogue between Cintio Vitier and Daisaku Ikeda
Once called ‘the wellspring of the revolution’ by Fidel Castro, Jose Marti (1853-1895) is revered as one of the greatest figures in the history of Cuba. Not only was he instrumental in the late nineteenth century cause of securing Cuban independence from Spain. He is also considered one of Cuba’s most brilliant writers, orators and formative intellectuals, who provided inspiration to the young Fidel, Che and their fellow revolutionaries by dedicating his whole life to the goal of national political emancipation. Jose Marti suffered persecution and early imprisonment for his convictions, and in consequence is often referred to as the ‘Cuban Apostle’.