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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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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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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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“Wet foot, dry foot”, La Giraldilla y la cotidianeidad que se repite

Parece mentira que hayan pasado 20 años del llamado maleconazo y el éxodo que provocó “La ley de ajuste cubano”, política estadounidense que devuelve a los migrantes hallados en aguas internacionales a Cuba (wet foot) y deja que los que … Continue reading

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Desencuentro review

Desencuentro/Disconnect–lectura recomendada Nancy Alonso es una gran escritora cubana y lo demuestra en su libro Desencuentro (Disconnect). Este libro está compuesto de doce increíbles cuentos que dejan al lector impresionado con las metáforas y descripciones que usa la escritora . … Continue reading

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“Sail Away”, by Aida Bahr

Sail Away “Sail away” is a short, compelling but realistic story about a young fourteen year-old girl, Diana, who is blinded by the desire to be loved and recognized as a woman. The story begins with Diana talking to a … Continue reading

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Havana is a really big city

Havana is a really big city If you think you have read good short stories–think again; when you read Havana is a really Big City you will fall in love with Mirta Yáñez’s writing. I had already read a short … Continue reading

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La complejidad de la realidad

La complejidad de la realidad jamás se puede ver por completo. A veces las personas aparentemente más equilibradas no están así. Tras los cuentos en Ofelias por Aida Bahr, ganadora del Premio Alejo Carpentier en la categoría de cuento, se … Continue reading

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