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Yoani Sanchez
Yoani Sanchez

Photo © 2011 Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

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Yoani Sanchez, a University of Havana graduate in philology, emigrated to Switzerland in 2002. Two years later, she decided to return to Cuba, but promised herself she would live there as a free person and started her blog, Generation Y, upon her return. In 2008, Time magazine named her one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World"; it named Generation Y one of the "Best Blogs of 2009." Spain honored her with its highest award for digital journalism, the Ortega y Gasset Prize. This year, First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honored her with the International... Read More

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Havana Real
One Woman Fights to Tell the Truth about Cuba Today
Written by Yoani Sanchez
Translated by M. J. Porter


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Price: $16.95

She’s been kidnapped and beaten, lives under surveillance, and can only get online–in disguise–at tourist hotspots. She’s a blogger, she’s a Cuban, and she’s a worldwide sensation.

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Havana Real
One Woman Fights to Tell the Truth about Cuba Today
Written by Yoani Sanchez


Format: eBook
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Price: $16.95

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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