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  • Books & Books Presents: Professor Ted Henken discusses Havana Real by Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez
    Aug 6, 2011 - 5:00pm to Aug 6, 2011 - 12:00am
    Books and Books
    265 Aragon Avenue

    Yoani Sánchez is an unusual dissident: no street protests, no attacks on big políticos, no calls for revolution. Rather, she produces a simple diary about what it means to live under the Castro regime in Cuba: the chronic hunger and the difficulty of shopping; the art of repairing ancient appliances; the struggles of living under a propaganda machine that pushes deep into public and private life. For these simple acts of truth-telling her life is one of constant threat. But she continues on, refusing to be silenced — a living response to all who have ceased to believe in a future for Cuba.

    She shares this all in Havana Real: One Woman’s Fight to Tell the Trust About Cuba Today (Melville House, $16.95) . Because she has not been allowed to leave Cuba to promote and discuss her book, she instead has relied upon follow writers and friends to speak on her behalf. Books & Books is proud to host Ted Henken — a professor of Black and Hispanic Studies at Baruch College in New York and friend of Yoani – to lead the conversation about this remarkable writer. For more information visit www.booksandbooks.com

    Yoani Sánchez is an unusual dissident: no street protests, no attacks on big políticos, no calls for revolution. Rather, she produces a simple diary about what it means to live under the Castro regime in Cuba: the chronic hunger and the difficulty of shopping; the art of repairing ancient appliances; the struggles of living under a propaganda machine that pushes deep into public and private life. For these simple acts of truth-telling her life is one of constant threat. But she continues on, refusing to be silenced — a living response to all who have ceased to believe in a future for Cuba.

    She shares this all in Havana Real: One Woman’s Fight to Tell the Trust About Cuba Today (Melville House, $16.95) . Because she has not been allowed to leave Cuba to promote and discuss her book, she instead has relied upon follow writers and friends to speak on her behalf. Books & Books is proud to host Ted Henken — a professor of Black and Hispanic Studies at Baruch College in New York and friend of Yoani – to lead the conversation about this remarkable writer. For more information visit www.booksandbooks.com