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Karen Dubinsky on Cuba Beyond the Beach (Halifax)

  • November 23rd, 2017, 7:00pm–8:30pm
  • BMO Community Room, Halifax Central Library (2nd floor), 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS, Canada (map)

The public is invited to hear Karen Dubinsky speak on Cuba Beyond the Beach.

Havana is Cuba’s soul: a mix of Third World, First World, and Other World. After over a decade of visits as a teacher, researcher, and friend, Karen Dubinsky looks past political slogans and tourist postcards to the streets, neighbourhoods, and personalities of a complicated and contradictory city. Her affectionate, humorous vignettes illustrate how Havana’s residents—old Communist ladies, their sceptical offspring, musicians, underground vendors, entrepreneurial landlords, and poverty-stricken professors—go about their daily lives.

As Cuba undergoes dramatic change, there is much to appreciate, and learn from, in the unlikely world Cubans have collectively built for themselves.

“This is an intimate portrait of Havana, enriched by Dubinsky’s personal anecdotes and stories of her Cuban friends. It chronicles the resourcefulness and resilience of the Cuban people and will appeal broadly to anyone traveling to Cuba or readers who just want to be transported there.” – Publishers Weekly

This event is sponsored by the Nova Scotia Cuba Association and the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Dalhousie University

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