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Lydia Cabrera and the Dark Rebellions

Lydia Cabrera was part of the Africanist movement almost since its origins, and true to the excitement...

Epistle to Any Student of Our Time in Defense of the Western Canon

To Harold Bloom and Isaías Lerner, In memoriam. I am human, and I think nothing human is alien...

“Memories of Underdevelopment”: a photographic series from today’s Cuba

Certainly, “Memories of Underdevelopment” is a series inspired by the novel and film of the same name,...

‘Historia y masoquismo’ by Enrique del Risco

Every worthwhile essay collection provides at least one revelation. Historia y masoquismo by Enrique del Risco...

Pedro Juan Gutiérrez and ‘Dirty Havana Trilogy’: 25 Years Later

Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, at 73, is no longer the sex-addicted alcoholic with sudden fits of rage who...

The Silence Barrier: A Conversation with Roberto Echavarren about ‘Russian Nights: Autocracy and Testimony’ (2023)

In Russian Nights: Autocracy and Testimony (Vernon Press, 2023), Uruguayan poet, narrator, and essayist Roberto Echavarren reconstructs,...

The Beginnings of Socialist Realism in Cuban Science Fiction

One of the consequences of the abrupt break in the evolution of Cuban literature that took place...

Exploring Poetry: Keiselim Montás and Norberto James

For Henry J. Richards In this essay I contribute a critical reading of some of the main themes...