Georgina Herrera


Born in Jovellanos in the province of Matanzas in 1936, Georgina Herrera has lived in Havana since before the triumph of the Cuban Revolution.  Known as a poet, Herrera has also written for radio and television series and authored numerous dramas in addition to drafting film scripts and a memoir in collaboration with Daisy Rubiera entitled Golpeando la memoria: Testimonio de una poeta cubana afrodescendiente (Ediciones Unión 2005. Her writing revolves around themes of gender, Afro-Cuban history, and the African legacy. 

After publishing her first collection of poems, GH, with the press Ediciones El Puente, seven more collections followed: África (Ediciones Manglar y Uvero, 2006),Gentes y cosas (Ediciones Unión,1974), Granos de sol y luna (Ediciones  Unión, 1974),Grande es el tiempo (Ediciones Unión,1989), Gustadas sensaciones  (Ediciones Unión, 1996), Gritos (Torre de Papel, 2004),and Gatos y liebres or Libro de las conciliaciones(Ediciones Unión, 2010).  Her work has been translated to various languages and has won much recognition abroad and in Cuba.

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Always Rebellious / Cimarroneando

Book Cover: Always Rebellious / Cimarroneando

Portrait of Georgina Herrera