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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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Translating Mirta Yáñez–My Wounds Are Still Bleeding…

Translating Mirta Yáñez’s prize-winning novel The Bleeding Wound (2014 Cubanabooks Press; originally Sangra por la herida, 2011, Letras Cubanas) was sometimes painful task–but not just in terms of how to get across idiosyncrasies in the author’s language, culture, and personal … Continue reading

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“También hay de todo en la viña de las señoras” Entrevista de Mirta Yáñez por Helen Hormilla

“También hay de todo en la viña de las señoras” Entrevista a la narradora cubana Mirta Yáñez[1] por Helen Hernández Hormilla Para describir a Mirta Yáñez me gustaría usar como primer adjetivo el de cubana. Sí, porque además de ser … Continue reading

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A New Outlet of Feminism: Ophelias brings a powerful message

By Nicole Walker As the beauty of the Spanish language told a story about a woman’s experiences of domestic violence, I read the English words simultaneously on a projected screen. With feelings of curiosity, anger, sorrow and sympathy, listening to … Continue reading

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