November 26 @ 6:30 pm
Contemporary Cuban Literature Circle: Zoé Valdés
Join CasaCuba and Books & Books for the Contemporary Cuban Literature Circle.
This month we will be discussing La nada cotidiana by Zoé Valdés
Through this initiative, readers will be invited to meet on the last Tuesday of every month to discuss books by writers who represent the contemporary Cuban literary tradition. Students and young professionals are especially encouraged to join the conversations, which will be led by YOU, the readers!
Books are available for purchase at Books & Books for a 20% discount; make sure to mention the contemporary Cuban literature book club at checkout. If you have book recommendations or would like to volunteer to moderate a discussion, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conversation will take place in English and Spanish.
A short novel about the life in Cuba. A feminine glance of the society and the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro.
About the Author:
Zoé Valdés was born in Cuba in 1959 and has lived in exile in France since 1995. Once dubbed “the Madonna of Cuban literature,” she is the acclaimed author of several novels, including Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada and I Gave You All I Had, both published by Arcade. Besides being awarded the 2013 Azorín Prize for The Weeping Woman, she has won the Planeta Prize and the Premio de Novela Ciudad de Torrevieja. She received the Tres Llaves (Three Keys) to the city of Miami in 2001. She lives in Paris.
In January 2019, CasaCuba and Books & Books launched CasaCuba at Books & Books, a contemporary Cuban literature book club. Everyone is invited to participate in this unprecedented space for conversation and exploration, where we will celebrate the excellence and diversity of renowned Cuban writers from the second half of the 20th century until the present.
In the past few months, CasaCuba and Books & Books have sought the advice of experts on Cuban literature – academics, writers and publishers. Together, we have curated a list of books that includes works by Zoe Valdés, Ana Menéndez, Achy Obejas, Richard Blanco, Wendy Guerra, Cristina García and many other writers who represent the contemporary Cuban literary tradition.
The club will meet the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM, starting January 29th, at Books & Books in Coral Gables, FL. At each meeting, a reader will be invited to lead a one-hour informal discussion on the book of the month, in English or Spanish, with the purpose to motivate a thoughtful and lively conversation that transcends literature, fostering a deeper understanding of the Cuban history, culture, and identity.