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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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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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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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Sangra Por La Herida: Conversaciones al día

Si alguna vez ha leído una novela que amplió su percepción y análisis de la literatura , añade ésta a su lista. La novela de Mirta Yáñez Sangra Por La Herida (The Bleeding Wound) es una lectura diferente, no es … Continue reading

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Reflections on The Bleeding Wound – by Zach Rotter

In The Bleeding Wound, Mirta Yáñez casts waves of hopeless shadow over Havana and its crumbling tenements, pockmarked streets, and slowly withering people. Characters move ghostlike through their lives, holding emptiness barely at bay as they slowly stumble closer to … Continue reading

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El Tiempo No Espera A Nadie

El tiempo no espera a nadie. La linealidad del tiempo nos obliga a vivir adelantando y comprender la vida hacia atrás. En el presente muchas cosas no están bajo nuestro control, las fuerzas de la naturaleza siempre nos recuerda de … Continue reading

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Cuba and virginity in the sixties…

From the forthcoming bilingual edition of Mirta Yáñez’s The Bleeding Wound/Sangra por la herida, being hailed in Cuba as an intrepid look at past inequities and present frustrations… “Back then a lot of social pressure was focused on young ladies … Continue reading

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Interview with author Uva de Aragón

Meet the lovely Uva de Aragón, all outspoken intelligence and sass… and author of Memoria de Silencio, forthcoming in a bilingual translation as Memory of Silence (translated by Jeffrey Barnett) in 2014 by Cubanabooks. http://merrick.library.miami.edu/streamin/botifollvideo.php?interview=chc5212000097 You should also check out … Continue reading

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Working on The Bleeding Wound

From the NEA Writers’ Corner No sooner do I towel off the tepid drops from an early bath when the usual sheen of sweat bursts out of my pores: my skin vainly seeks any cooling movement of the air. Awaiting … Continue reading

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By the Sea with Mirta Yáñez

In a small coastal town in Cuba, made famous by the drinking and fishing habits of United Statesian author and journalist Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), lives a woman as fundamentally influential for contemporary Cuban women writers as Hemingway was for the … Continue reading

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