Wed, 03 Oct 2007
A book on Ernesto 'Che' Guevara's home life written by his widow will be published in Cuba in March 2008, Cuban publishing officials said.
The book, titled 'Evocations', was written by Aleida March, the 71 year-old widow of the iconic Argentine-born leftist revolutionary.
"I feel satisfied, and when my final cycle (in life) approaches, I would like to say like Che said: 'think about me every so often'," March said in excerpts from the book shown on a government-run website.
'Evocations' includes in each chapter texts from unpublished letters that Che wrote to March, who currently heads the Centre of Che Guevara Studies in Havana.
March was Guevara's second wife, and mother of four of his children. Guevara was earlier married to Peruvian Hilda Gadea and had a daughter with her. Both March and Guevara were born in Argentina.
March joined Guevara in 1958 during the insurgency against the Cuban dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista, and married Guevara when the revolution, led by Fidel Castro, triumphed the following year.
The book includes a chapter on the period from 1965 to 1966, when Guevara sought to foment revolution in the Congo and Tanzania.
A medical doctor by training, Guevara was killed in 1967 trying to encourage a leftist uprising Bolivia. He was 39.