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The Resource Havana real : one woman fights to tell the truth about Cuba today, Yoani Sánchez ; translated by M.J. Porter

Havana real : one woman fights to tell the truth about Cuba today, Yoani Sánchez ; translated by M.J. Porter

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Havana real : one woman fights to tell the truth about Cuba today
Title
Havana real
Title remainder
one woman fights to tell the truth about Cuba today
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Yoani Sánchez ; translated by M.J. Porter
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  • eng
  • spa
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"Yoani Sanchez is an unusual dissident: no street protests, no attacks on big politicos, no calls for revolution. Rather, she produces a simple diary about what it means to live under the Castro regime in Cuba: the difficulty of shopping and chronic hunger; the art of repairing ancient appliances; the struggle for real news and the burdens of reading the party newspaper; the fear of admission to hospitals that lack the supplies for basic sterilization; and a life structured by a propaganda machine that pushes deep into the media, the public square, and the schools. Each sensitive dispatch is a brutal and honest depiction of Cuban life today. For these simple acts of truth telling--which are published online at Generation Y, and collected here in English for the first time--Sanchez is treated as a domestic radical: she is summoned by the police; her friends are threatened; she was recently kidnapped and beaten. The state newspaper has gone so far to call her "a spy in the pay of capitalism." Her ultimate concern, however, is for her friends in prison, and for the many who have fled, and for all those who have ceased to believe in the future of Cuba. Here the situation is elegantly expressed from the perspective of important and compelling new voice, one that has already found a worldwide audience online"--Provided by publisher
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Summary
"Yoani Sanchez is an unusual dissident: no street protests, no attacks on big politicos, no calls for revolution. Rather, she produces a simple diary about what it means to live under the Castro regime in Cuba: the difficulty of shopping and chronic hunger; the art of repairing ancient appliances; the struggle for real news and the burdens of reading the party newspaper; the fear of admission to hospitals that lack the supplies for basic sterilization; and a life structured by a propaganda machine that pushes deep into the media, the public square, and the schools. Each sensitive dispatch is a brutal and honest depiction of Cuban life today. For these simple acts of truth telling--which are published online at Generation Y, and collected here in English for the first time--Sanchez is treated as a domestic radical: she is summoned by the police; her friends are threatened; she was recently kidnapped and beaten. The state newspaper has gone so far to call her "a spy in the pay of capitalism." Her ultimate concern, however, is for her friends in prison, and for the many who have fled, and for all those who have ceased to believe in the future of Cuba. Here the situation is elegantly expressed from the perspective of important and compelling new voice, onethat has already found a worldwide audience online"--
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contains biographical information
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393497
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DLC
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1975-
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Sánchez, Yoani
Dewey number
972.9107
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Sánchez, Yoani
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Women journalists
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adult
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one woman fights to tell the truth about Cuba today
Label
Havana real : one woman fights to tell the truth about Cuba today, Yoani Sánchez ; translated by M.J. Porter
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Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Spanish
  • "Originally published in Italian, in an earlier form, as Cuba libre : vivere e scrivere All'avana"--T.p. verso
Control code
2011005142
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 240 p.
Isbn
9781935554257
Lccn
2011005142
Label
Havana real : one woman fights to tell the truth about Cuba today, Yoani Sánchez ; translated by M.J. Porter
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Spanish
  • "Originally published in Italian, in an earlier form, as Cuba libre : vivere e scrivere All'avana"--T.p. verso
Control code
2011005142
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 240 p.
Isbn
9781935554257
Lccn
2011005142

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