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  • Artwork by El Sexto
    Unfinished Business by Erick Mota

    Erick Mota is a kind of chronicler of our thousand and one post-Fidel fossil futures. Entertaining, funny, relying on pure action, from which emanates however a sad reflection on the present of Cuba. He is the author of three books of fiction.

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  • Artwork by El Sexto
    Asuntos pendientes por Erick Mota

    Erick Mota es una especie de cronista de nuestros mil y un futuros fósiles post-Fidel. Entretenido, divertido, apostando por la pura acción, de donde emana sin embargo una triste reflexión sobre el presente de Cuba. Mota es autor de cuatro libros de narrativa.

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  • Painting by El Sexto
    Judith by Abel Fernández Larrea

    In his writing, Fernández Larrea seeks to banish any local color of his sceneries and language, in a displacement that ultimately imitates the most common literary translation. Author of a novel, short stories and essays, he is also an editor at the University of Havana publishing house.

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  • Painting by El Sexto
    Judit por Abel Fernández Larrea

    En su obra Fernández Larrea busca desterrar el color local de sus escenarios y de su lenguaje, en un desplazamiento que termina imitando a la más común de las traducciones literarias. Autor de una novela, cuentos, y ensayos, es editor de la Universidad de La Habana.

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  • Yan Lianke
    Yan Lianke: A Master of Sarcasm

    Independent Chinese PEN Center president Tienchi Martin-Liao profiles celebrated writer Yan Lianke. Longlisted for this year’s Man Booker International Prize, Yan is known to provoke and expose the CCP, despite official bans and censorship.

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  • Photo by Walfrido López Rodríguez
    Ai Weiwei’s Havana

    Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo’s thoughts on the unofficial screening of the documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry at an independent cinema in Havana, Cuba, and of Walfrido López Rodríguez’s photography project inspired by Ai’s “Study of Perspective” series.

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  • Photo by Walfrido López Rodríguez
    Ai Weiwei’s Havana (Spanish Text)

    Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo escribe sobre la exhibición no oficial del documental Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry en un cine independiente de La Habana, Cuba, y del performance fotográfico de Walfrido López Rodríguez inspirado en el “Study in Perspective” de Ai.

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