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An Address in Havana (Domicilio habanero)
By María Elena Llana
Translated by Barbara Riess

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ISBN 978-0-9827860-3-1


Always Rebellious (Cimarroneando)

By Georgina Herrera
Translated by Juanamaría Cordones-Cook, María Rodriguez-Alcalá and Alexander Michael Cordones-Cook

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ISBN 978-0-9827860-6-2

Leaning toward introspection and self-reflection, Herrera's writing addresses themes of gender and race with an Afro-centric perspective. Read more...

Homing Instincts (Querencias)

By Nancy Morejón
Translated by Pamela Carmell

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ISBN 978-0-982-7860-5-5

The poems in this collection span a broad spectrum of love.

The Memory of Silence (Memoria del silencio)
By Uva de Aragón
Translated by Jeffrey C. Barnett

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ISBN 978-0-9827860-4-8

The Memory of Silence explores the lives of two sisters separated at the outset of the Cuban Revolution. Read more...


The Bleeding Wound (Sangra por la herida)
By Mirta Yáñez
Translated by Sara E. Cooper

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ISBN 978-0-9827860-7-9

Tones of disillusionment and wistful longing permeate the pages of this novel about the passage of time, the city of Havana, and death. Read more...



Contemporary Literature by Cuban Women Writers


English speaking audiences have shown they are hungry for the Latin American women’s voices that have emerged in translation over the last few decades. Little by little, the rich contributions by women to pre- and post-revolutionary Cuban narrative fiction are gaining recognition nationally and worldwide. Still, few names of Cuban women writers that still reside and publish on the island are as familiar as those of their Cuban-American counterparts.

Cubanabooks has made a commitment to offer a venue for the exciting work being done by contemporary Cubanas, starting with the funny yet poignant prose of prominent author Mirta Yáñez and the irony and social criticism of Nancy Alonso. A wealth of eclectic writers remains to be explored, with styles ranging from fantasy/horror to science fiction to literary to elegance gritty testimonial-style chronicles of the hard years on the island. Here at Cubanabooks we hope you will make the journey of discovery with us!

Start by listening to long time radio personality San Francisco Bay Area Nina Serrano's bilingual interview of Yáñez, Alonso, and translator/editor Dr. Sara E. Cooper:

Cover to Cover Open Book - August 3, 2012 at 3:00pm

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Cuban Women Writers Speak to a Worldwide Audience


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Also in the works: Mirta Yáñez’s new best-selling novel Sangra por la herida/The Bleeding Wound; love poetry by noted Afro-Cuban writer Nancy Morejón; and a collection of Georgina Herrera’s poetry reflecting on her experiences as a poor black woman finding social justice through the Cuban Revolution.