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Books and Debate

BOOKS AND DEBATE

The 1961 literacy campaign was the first step to bring books to all.

National hero José Martí (1853-1895) was a prolific writer of plays, essays and poetry laid which laid out a progressive vision of Cuban and Latin American self-determination.

Poet Nicolas Guillén (1902-1989) championed Afro-Cuban culture: his poems satirised the lack of social and racial equality from 1930s to 1950s.

Since '59, UNEAC (National Union of Artists and Writers) and the Casa de las Americas have helped develop and support the work of artists and writers. Today there are over 70 publishing houses in Cuba and over 800 new titles are published each year.

The novels of contemporary crime writer Leonardo Padura examine controversial issues and events, such as censorship in the arts, homosexuality and corruption.


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CUBA 50 BOOKS AND DEBATE EVENTS

Leonardo Padura in conversation about new book Heretics

5 April 2017 - 5 April 2017

Books and Debate

Daunt Books Marylebone, London

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Arts & Culture in Cuban life and politics: talk by author Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt

12 July 2016 - 12 July 2016

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Whitstable Labour Club, Kent

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Que bola, asere? How do Cubans really roll now?

13 June 2016 - 13 June 2016

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Whitstable Labour Club, Kent

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Talk: Alejo Carpentier: Blurring Genres

23 November 2015 - 23 November 2015

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Instituto Cervantes - Auditorium

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Talk: The Cultural Policy of the Cuban Revolution

7 November 2015 - 7 November 2015

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CCA, Glasgow

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Book launch: To Defend the Revolution is to Defend Culture

2 September 2015 - 2 September 2015

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Nottingham Contemporary cafe bar

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Roots and Flowers: The Life and Work of the Afro-Cuban Librarian Marta Terry González

14 April 2015 - 14 April 2015

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Institute of Latin American Studies, London

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Roots and Flowers - the life and work of the AfroCuban librarian Marta Terry Gonzalez

13 April 2015 - 13 April 2015

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George Padmore Institute/New Beacon Books, London

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Roots and Flowers: The Life and Work of Afro-Cuban Librarian Marta Terry González seen within the Cu

25 March 2015 - 25 March 2015

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University of Nottingham

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In Conversation: Leonardo Padura Fuentes

19 March 2014 - 19 March 2014

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Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London

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Carlos Acosta in conversation

9 December 2013 - 9 December 2013

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King's Place, London

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Lecture: Leonardo Padura Fuentes: Havana’s man of mystery

26 November 2013 - 26 November 2013

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University of London

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Talk: Latin American Crime Novels

6 June 2013 - 6 June 2013

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London

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Aleida Guevara ‘Remembering Ché’ speaking tour

9 September 2012 - 19 September 2012

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various

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Talk by Cuban poet Víctor Rodríguez Núñez , part of Birmingham Book Festival

12 October 2011 - 12 October 2011

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Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

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Noam Chomsky - Latin America 2011 lecture - London

8 October 2011 - 8 October 2011

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TUC Congress House, London

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Miguel Barnet's 'Biography of a Runaway Slave' - public seminar

23 February 2011 - 23 February 2011

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London Metropolitan University

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Cuban writer, Aida Bahr, talk on Culture and the Cuban Revolution

11 September 2010 - 11 September 2010

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Birkbeck College, London

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Cuban writer, Aida Bahr, talk on Culture and the Cuban Revolution

10 September 2010 - 10 September 2010

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Edinburgh Screen & Media Academy

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UK tour: Cuba, Women and Internationalism with speakers from the Federation of Cuban Women

10 June 2010 - 19 June 2010

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Cuban poet Marino Wilson Jay book launch

17 November 2009 - 17 November 2009

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Goldsmiths college, London

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Book and exhibition launch: poetry & photography

14 October 2009 - 14 October 2009

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Fusion Cafe, Sheffield

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Cuba - 50 years of Revolution

17 June 2009 - 17 June 2009

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Friends Meeting House, Canterbury

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Cuba50: From Latin America to Lincolnshire: A Celebration of Voice

16 May 2009 - 16 May 2009

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Drill Hall, Lincoln

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Book Launch: Havana Fever by Leonardo Padura

17 February 2009 - 17 February 2009

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Instituto Cervantes, London

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A tribute to the life of Sergio Corrieri Hernandez

7 June 2008 - 7 June 2008

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Hamilton House

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National speaking tour of UK by Gladys Ayllon, head of UK-Cuba relations at ICAP

7 June 2008 - 30 June 2008

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various

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Fighting Neoliberalism in the Americas

19 April 2008 - 19 April 2008

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Family Friendly


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