Cubanisms: A Look at Cuba through Art and Words

Cubanisms: A Look at Cuba through Art and Words


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Cubanisms: A Look at Cuba through Art and Words by Pedro Menocal, Gustavo "Garrincha" Rodriguez

Cubanisms ─ The evolution of Cuban slang, Spanish slang, and Spanglish

The history of Spanish slang: Spanish is a unique language. From Argentina to Spain, accents, meanings, connotations and more get lost between borders. Cubanisms by Pedro García-Menocal details the diverse history of the Spanish language as it evolved in the Lost City.

The humor of Spanish slang: With beautifully traditional illustrations from noted Cuban artist Gustavo “Garrincha” Rodriguez, Cubanisms embraces the hilarious and historic value of words and their interpretations. This funny and informative collection will keep you laughing and learning all the way from Havana to Santiago.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633534544
Publisher: Mango Media
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Pages: 121
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Pedro García-Menocal is a writer and lawyer. He is the son of noted Cuban artist Pedro G. Menocal and the great-grandson of Mario García-Menocal, the third president of Cuba. Pedro is a member of the Community Advisory Board of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University.

Gustavo “Garrincha” Rodriguez is a Cuban illustrator and comic artist residing in Miami, FL. He published his first cartoon, a comic strip, in 1986 in Cuba. Nineteen years later he left Cuba for the United States. Rodriguez describes his art and illustrations as peaceful translations. “An illustrator is a traffic cop.”

Table of Contents

1 – El Lenguaje de la Cocina: Abuela’s Way of Showing Love

2 – Oido en la Escuela: Kids, from the Classroom to the Playground

3 – Saints and Sinners: Spirituality and Superstition in Cuba

4 – La Panchanga: Music and Dancing and Drinking

5 – Friends and Enemies

6 – Money, Politics, and Business

7 – Expresiones del Cubanaso: How to Speak Cuban

8 – Boberias and Tarecos: Cuban Things

10 – Lo Bueno, lo malo, y lo feo: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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