A Contemporary Cuba Reader


A Contemporary Cuba Reader: Reinventing the Revolution
Edited by Philip Brenner, Marguerite Rose Jiménez, John M. Kirk and William M. LeoGrande
2008, Rowman & Littlefield
413 pages

YOU CANNOT find a better introduction to contemporary Cuba than this, a comprehensive dip into the politics, economics, foreign policy and culture of the island that is notable for its balance, fairness and gold-standard scholarship. Through 49 chapters written by a diverse range of contributors – from academics to journalists, musicians and even healthcare officials – the reader is steered expertly through the dizzying change that Cubans have been experiencing since the early 1990s: the post-Soviet era that Cuba refers to as the “Special Period”. The result is a priceless and essential resource for anyone who wishes to understand and teach about modern Cuba. – GO’T