Monday, October 29, 2007

Achy Obejas's "Havana Noir" November 8th, 2007 at 7:00 PM

The Cuban Cultural Center of New York
The Americas Society

Achy Obejas's
To most outsiders, Havana is a tropical sin city, a Roman ruin of
sex and noise parallel universe familiar but exotic... Habaneros
know that this is neither new,nor particularly true. In the real
Havana -- the lawless Havana that never appears in the postcards
or tourist guides--the concept of sin has been banished by the
urgency of need. And need -- aching and hungry--inevitably turns
the human heart darker, feral and criminal. In the stories of
Havana Noir, current and former residents of the city uncover
crimes of violence and loveless sex, of mental cruelty and greed,
of self-preservation and collective hysteria.


Featuring writers
Moisés Así­s
Mabel Cuesta
& Carolina Garcí­a Aguilera

With special commentary by the prize-winning author
Achy Obejas
and an introduction by
the distinguished literary critic
Francisco Soto

The Americas Society
680 Park Avenue at 68th Street, NYC

CCC and Americas Society Members: Free

Reservations are required.

Please email or

or call (212) 277 8359.

Members receive priority seating.

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