Category Archives: Latin American Literature

Help us bring Cuban women’s voices to the United States!!

Cubanabooks: Helping Women, Building Bridges Help us bring Cuban women’s voices to the United States!! DONATE NOW! When Barack Obama and Raul Castro made simultaneous pledges this January, to renew political ties between the United States and Cuba, the hopes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ophelias by Aida Bahr

Minerva Rising‘s Linsdey Grudnicki has this to say about Aida Bahr’s Ophelias/Ofelias: Madness comes in many forms. Ophelias, Aida Bahr’s latest story collection, tactfully touches upon many of them, exploring the mysterious forces that can bring even the strongest human … Continue reading

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Scary Sounds at Night…

Raising the hairs on the back of your neck from Cuba Truthfully I can’t read Maria Elena Llana’s stories before bed. The offerings in An Address in Havana/ Domicilio habanero (bilingual edition) are just a bit too spooky. Now don’t … Continue reading

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Screams of Pain and Pride

Screams of Pain and Pride: The World According to GH Georgina Herrera, or GH, as she is frequently called by her fans, is not someone that you can keep quiet. And that’s a good thing, if you ask me–and you … Continue reading

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The Memory of Silence makes first page news!

Uva de Aragón’s novel The Memory of Silence/Memoria del silencio, with translation by Jeffrey C. Barnett, made the front page of El Nuevo Herald on 4/14/2015–click here to read a very moving portion of the first chapter of “the first novel … Continue reading

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Professor Barbara Riess Publishes Translation of Short Stories by Cuban Author María Elena Llana

 Feb. 25, 2015 – Cubanabooks has published a translation by Barbara Riess of an anthology of María Elena Llana’s short stories, An Address in Havana/ Domicilio habanero.   Riess, who is chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages … Continue reading

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Elogio de la Casa

An Address in Havana/Domicilio habanero. Eso es el libro donde se han confulado el arte de narrar de María Elena LLana y el arte de traducir de Barbara Riess. Y siento que pertenezco a ese proyecto y lo celebro. Por … Continue reading

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Presented at the International Book Fair in Havana–Damas de Social, which chronicles and comments on the contributions by 28 women intellectuals to the cultural magazine Social in the 1910s and 1920s. This collaboration by 40 contemporary Cuban women intellectuals is coordinated and edited by Nancy Alonso and Mirta Yáñez. Continue reading

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On the way to the Fair…

Here I sit in the Miami International Airport, at 12:30 pm, waiting for the flight that is scheduled to leave at 1pm. No, they haven’t started boarding yet. Tomorrow (ojalá) I’ll be at the International Book Fair in La Habana, … Continue reading

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Don’t Doubt Cuba’s Creativity

Are you one of the millions of US citizens duped into believing that all Cubans in Cuba are either mindless automatons producing state-controlled pablum, or dissidents clamoring to get out of a living hell? If so, don’t blame yourself. We’ve … Continue reading

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