Cuba Beyond the Beach: Stories of Life in Havana, Karen Dubinsky
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Cuba Beyond the Beach: Stories of Life in Havana

Author: Karen Dubinsky

Narrator: Gina Clayton

Unabridged: 5 hr 34 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Findaway Voices

Published: 04/26/2017

Genre: Travel - Caribbean & West Indies

Synopsis

Havana is Cuba’s soul: a mix of Third World, First World, and Other World. After over a decade of visits as a teacher, researcher, and friend, Karen Dubinsky looks past political slogans and tourist postcards to the streets, neighbourhoods, and personalities of a complicated and contradictory city. Her affectionate, humorous vignettes illustrate how Havana’s residents—old Communist ladies, their sceptical offspring, musicians, underground vendors, entrepreneurial landlords, and poverty-stricken professors—go about their daily lives.As Cuba undergoes dramatic change, there is much to appreciate, and learn from, in the unlikely world Cubans have collectively built for themselves.A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Queen’s University Student Overseas Travel Fund - The Sonia Enjamio Fund, which funds Cuban/Canadian student exchange.

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