“Havana Real” is a book based on a blog by Yoani Sanchez, an outspoken critic of the Cuban government. As an American, Cuba has always been this. Praise. Praise for Havana Real “An important new voice, both literary and political.” —Larry Rohter, New York Times “Perhaps the greatest hope for Cuba exists. 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.

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Cuban Blogger Yoani Sánchez on Her Book Havana Real

No trivia or quizzes yet. The first time I went wearing the rose-colored glasses of a progressive who believes in socialist principles and I was ready to defend Cuba against any and all criticisms, especially by any of my fellow Americans. Island of the Lost. While it is convenient to have these posts in book form, it would be nice to see new content or commentary. Melville House April 26, Language: To connect by mobile phone in Cuba you have to go to a wifi point. Along the way she begins to share her knowledge of the accessing the internet and blogging with other Cubans, which allows them to begin writing about their lives.

One person found this helpful. Write a customer review. Pierre grew havaba ill he had to resign his post at the Municipal School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry at the Sorbonne.


Little wonder that state media have labeled her and her friends ‘cyber commandos. The mediocre made a killing in this society while conformity clipped the wings of the most daring. An independent publisher, they consistently release high caliber non-fiction, poetry and literary fiction titles.

Its an unusual book since its put together from Yoani Rewl blog entries over the course of three years. This book is blog entries from Yoani Sanchez, a Cuban determined to tell the outside world what life is like in her country. It matters little whether she shares spaces with the highest Chinese authorities or walks through the sancjez of Haana, the big problem is that we Cubans do not know the tone of her voice or what she thinks about the most critical issues of the nation.

Snchez lives with her husband, independent journalist Reinaldo Escobar, and their son in a high-rise apartment in Havana overlooking Revolution Square. Rather, she produces a simple diary about what it means to live under the Castro regime: Nothing more and nothing less. Sanchez is a revolutionary and this book is very interesting and heartbreaking to read.

This book is a compilation of some of her posts from Part diary, part confessional, full indictment, it leaps of the page like a long held in scream, such as only a lifetime of hiding one’s true havqna and feelings can build.

Her courage is inspiring. Hxvana 07, Dena rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 25, Mike Studdard rated it really liked it. Buy the selected items together This item: Stay in Touch Sign up.

Get to Know Us. This book is a “best-of” collection of posts from her blog, Generacion Y, from to Waiting for Snow havans Havana.


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This book is a collection of her blog posts and they weave themselves together to paint a picture of a country in serious trouble. She documents her life, her son’s education or lack thereof and her friend’s experiences in a dissident blog.

Waking Up in Eden. All of the posts found in this book can also be read for free on her blog, and there is very little additional content in this book that is not already on the blog. The title should be at least 4 characters long.

A Kiss from Maddalena. Sanchez’s posts paint a tragic picture. She’s a blogger, she’s a Cuban, and she’s a worldwide sensation. We should have been advised to exchange our dollars into pesos, something I would advise any traveler to do. She has created an interactive space for the exchange of ideas and free expression.

In true Lamott fashion, an irrepressible faith and sink-into-able love win out. Yoani Sanchez portraits the day to day life of a Cuban with honesty and beautiful descriptive narrative.

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Review Praise for Havana Real “An important new voice, both literary and political. Without the earnings from the resale of this refreshment, Fascinating about life in Cuba today, based on her blog. There are some universal posts about being a parent. This book is not really a book.