Video: Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo on Cuba’s Generation Zero

by Sampsonia Way    /  March 4, 2014  / No comments

On January 31, 2014 Sampsonia Way officially launched its first book, Generation Zero: An Anthology of New Cuban Fiction, with a salon-style reading at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh.

The Cuban writer, blogger, photographer, and Sampsonia Way columnist Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo introduced the anthology and the writers it features. These writers, who began publishing in the year 2000, comprise part of a movement of dissident Cuban writers known as Generación Año Cero (Generation Year Zero).

In this video Pardo Lazo speaks about how literature is striving to break the limits of expression in Cuba, why Generación Año Cero refuses to be a homogenized group, and how he selected the 16 writers in Generation Zero: An Anthology of New Cuban Fiction.

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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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