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From Cuba-Rican to Cuban American

Aug 7, 2017

As summer starts to fade away, we are delighted to feature an essay on our blog by the distinguished scholar Jorge Duany, who writes eloquently about the shift in his[…] Read more…

Nana Cooks

Jun 12, 2017

On our blog this month of June, we thought we’d offer something a little different and share with you a video created by Gabriel Frye-Behar, honoring his abuelita’s cooking. Entitled[…] Read more…

Martirio

Apr 28, 2017

For Cuban-Americans, visits to Cuba can be especially complex experiences. We’re elated by the company of family, yet feel clandestine. We feel at home, yet estranged at times. We’re natives,[…] Read more…

Can’t Hear You

Mar 27, 2017

This month we are thrilled to feature the writing of Ana Menéndez, who made her debut as a writer in 2002 with In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd, a[…] Read more…

A Busking Dog, in Training: The New Cuba

Feb 28, 2017

Observers of Cuba have noticed there’s a “new Cuba” rapidly taking form. In Havana, which is the primary destination of most American tourists, reservations are required at iconically chic restaurants[…] Read more…

The Atlas of My Memory

Dec 31, 2016

Born in Havana into a Sephardic Jewish family and raised in the small town of Lakeland, Florida, Elisa Albo’s story is quite unique. In this month’s piece, she looks at[…] Read more…

The Magic Realism of Memory

Dec 1, 2016

Since last month’s post we’ve witnessed the election of Donald Trump and the death of Fidel Castro. In contrast to these swaggering male figures, this month Margarita Engle shares with[…] Read more…

Amapola: una memoria cubana

Oct 21, 2016

It is truly an honor to feature Eliana Rivero’s piece as our October post as we move into autumn, a season of change. Eliana is an intellectual pioneer in the[…] Read more…

The Repeating Cuban

Sep 26, 2016

There are many different kinds of figurative “bridges” that connect us with Cuba. For some, going to Cuba means fully returning to a whole life they once lived on the[…] Read more…

Bridge Report: The Sea and the Ceiba

Sep 14, 2016

Now and then we try to offer a “bridge report” in between monthly posts, and this month we are delighted to share Ruth’s thoughtful, poetic piece in Cuba Counterpoints on[…] Read more…

Volver

Aug 24, 2016

As we near the end of the summer, we are thrilled to feature as our August blog post a stunning and evocative piece by Achy Obejas that defies description and[…] Read more…

Barquitos de Papel

Jun 21, 2016

Last June around this time we had just launched our blog. We then traveled to Cuba together, as we had dreamed of doing for years, seeking to strengthen our bridge[…] Read more…

Un-slanting My Truth

May 13, 2016

We’re delighted to share this evocative piece by Caridad Moro-Gronlier, who writes lovingly about the complexities of her relationship with her mother in the context of family dynamics. Caught in[…] Read more…

This Need for Bridges

Apr 18, 2016

When we started this blog, we wanted to address how the idea of the bridge to Cuba had changed over the last twenty years, how that bridge now went “to”[…] Read more…

A Land for One Who Returns

Mar 28, 2016

In this dreamy and poetic piece Yosie Crespo beautifully evokes the themes of myth and memory that crest like a wave into the heart of the reader. She takes us[…] Read more…

The Heart, That Lonely Hunter

Feb 20, 2016

This month we are proud to showcase the incredible prose and poetry of Carlos Pintado. In this piece, he uniquely and beautifully explores various dimensions of “home,” asking us and[…] Read more…

Treasure Hunt

Jan 31, 2016

Hola Reader-Friends, As this is our first post in 2016, we want to begin by wishing all of you a very happy new year! We thank you for your support[…] Read more…

Poems on Leaving Havana

Dec 29, 2015

Dear Readers: Season’s greetings and best wishes for a loving, healthy, and meaningful 2016. With the rush of the holidays upon us all, we decided to forego a full-length blog[…] Read more…

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