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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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Contretemps in Cuba, or The Saga of the Books

Wednesday, February 11, 2015. When a plane touches down at José Martí National Airport (or to anywhere else from the island), the inevitable but always spontaneous applause and glad shouts make me wonder about their motivation. Are travelers truly that … Continue reading

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The Frustrations and Joys of Cuba

Tuesday, 17 February 2015–Havana This morning I woke up late, almost 9 am, having shut off my alarm as soon as it sounded, because last night just after midnight a dog in the yard behind our house began to bark. Loudly and stridently. Over … 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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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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La última novela de Mirta Yáñez es una orden: Sangra por la herida (*)

Sangra por la herida/The Bleeding Wound En la novela de Mirta Yáñez, Sangra por la herida, los personajes van apareciendo, de un modo pudiera decirse casi convencional, sin menoscabar el recurso, en la literatura y en el cine, y casi … Continue reading

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POETISAS SI 10/20

Desde las iniciales décadas del siglo XX, la poesía cubana alcanzó un notable grado de madurez y originalidad, en buena medida gracias a su noción del papel que le correspondía como expresión de cubanía ante la contaminación de apócrifas proposiciones … Continue reading

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