Havana Real: One Woman Fights to Tell the Truth about Cuba Today

Havana Real: One Woman Fights to Tell the Truth about Cuba Today

by Yoani Sanchez
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1935554255

ISBN-13: 9781935554257

Pub. Date: 04/26/2011

Publisher: Melville House Publishing

She's been kidnapped and beaten, lives under surveillance, and can only get online—in disguise—at tourist hotspots. She's a blogger, she's a Cuban, and she's a worldwide sensation.

Yoani Sánchez is an unusual dissident: no street protests, no attacks on big politicos, no calls for revolution. Rather, she produces a simple diary about

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She's been kidnapped and beaten, lives under surveillance, and can only get online—in disguise—at tourist hotspots. She's a blogger, she's a Cuban, and she's a worldwide sensation.

Yoani Sánchez 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: the chronic hunger and the difficulty of shopping; the art of repairing ancient appliances; and 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935554257
Publisher:
Melville House Publishing
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
393,184
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.65(d)

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