A Biography of a Runaway Slave 50th Anniversary Edition 2016 Compelling life story of Esteban Montejo, a cimarrón, or runaway slave, who shared his story with Cuban writer Miguel Barnet in this “testimony” to living in slavery and fighting in the Cuban War of Independence.
My last name /El Apellido By Nicolas Guillen Nicolas Guillen is Cuba’s most important twentieth century poet, one of the Caribbean’s most seminally original voices, one of Latin America’s most distinguished literary figures, and one of the contemporary world’s lyrical giants. This anthology of his poetry, to mark the 2002 centennial anniversary of his birth, presents some of Guillen’s finest work taken from all periods of his creative life. Published as a bilingual text.
Black Woman and other poems By Nancy Morejon Collection of poems by Cuba’s foremost black woman poet. This anthology has been described as exquisite, profound and crafted.
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Maids of Havana By Pedro Perez Sarduy Compelling novel based on the stories and memories of poet and writer Pedro Perez Sarduy’s mother. Set in Cuba and the USA, from 1938 to the 1990s, two Afro-Cuban women tell their stories. The book asks what life was like for Afro-Cubans before the Cuban revolution, since and what the issues are that faced black Cubans who left Cuba after the revolution. Race, class, gender and nation are all examined.
Cuba and its Music By Ned SubletteThis remarkable book is without doubt the most comprehensive, entertaining and informative history of Cuban music in English. The political history of Cuba itself is brilliantly examined through the story of its music. Combining breathtaking scholarship with extensive personal experience, Sublette is an enthralling storyteller with a passion for Cuba, bringing fresh insight to the country’s musical – and political – journey.