The Book Fair that takes place from March 20 to 24 in Holguin has several proposals with the presence here of the five publishing houses in the territory: Ediciones Holguin; Ediciones La Luz, of the Hermanos Saíz Association; Cuadernos Papiro, specialized in the production of art books; La Mezquita, of the Union of Historians of Cuba and Ediciones Conciencia, of the University of Holguin.
These are the 10 titles that ¡ahora! digital newspaper suggests to consider at the Fair.
1. El Garrancho de Garabulla (Garabulla Garrancho)
Novel for children, reissued by Ediciones Holguin, by the local journalist and writer, Ruben Rodriguez Gonzalez, recently awarded the Alejo Carpentier Prize in the Story section. The story takes place in a small country village, similar to the land where the author was born and raised. It narrates the adventures of little Erika, her mom Maritza and the writer Ernesto, who must face the evils of a cruel antagonist.
2. Religión y Terapia (Religion and Therapy)
Published by Ediciones Holguin, this is a book by the historian and university professor Alejandro Gomez Torres de Cadiz, who delves into the dissimilar forms of application of therapies, from lace spiritualism to the most charismatic Protestantism.
3. Colección Espejo de Ediciones La Luz (Mirror Collection of Ediciones La Luz)
For its many advantages we propose this collection. The Cuban family will be able to purchase an exquisite volume for the children at home. In addition to enjoying two excellent stories in each book; one of a consecrated writer and, on the other, another of a young narrator; the children will be able to color. These texts have been very demanded in the Book Fairs held across the country.
4. Holguín: capital por un día (Holguin: capital for a day)
A book of Angela Peña Obregon and Martin Garrido published by the local publisher Ediciones Holguin, which has captivated the readers who want to know what happens on that day when "the most beautiful land human eyes have seen", it ceases to be the third province in importance of Cuba and displaces Havana.
5. Biografía de un cimarrón (Biography of a cimarron)
The Letras Cubanas Publishing House proposes the re-edition of a paradigmatic text of the island's literature, from the pen of the anthropologist Miguel Barnet. The work was published for the first time in 1966 and is a testimony that focuses on the life of Esteban Montejo, a 108-year-old black Cuban who tells his story in the first person.
6. El factor discriminante (The discriminating factor)
Book of the multi-awarded poet Moises Mayan in which he tackles the issue of race. The book, inspired by the wife of the author and the dissimilar situations that they must face because she is black and he is white, earned the 2018 Calendar Award for its author.
7. ¿Dónde estás? Ontología del teléfono móvil (Where are you? Ontology of the mobile phone)
Title by Maurizio Ferraris, who proposes an approach to how the dynamic of life has changed with the advent of mobile phones.
8. Eduardo Heras León en el aula inmensa de la vida (Eduardo Heras Leon in the immense classroom of life)
Compilation of twenty-four interviews granted by Eduardo Heras to Cuban and foreign media at different times, in addition to five speeches and a conference included as annexes. It is the concretion of a project dreamed a long time ago by his compiler Yunier Riquenes, poet, narrator and essayist, with the imprint of Ediciones La Luz.
9. La única Lupe del tatami cubano (The only Lupe of the Cuban tatami)
Proposal of Ediciones Conciencia of the University of Holguin, by judo coach Ronaldo Veitia dedicated to the outstanding Holguin athlete Yurisleidis Lupetey.
10. Los perros de Amundsen (Amundsen's dogs)
Poems book by Holguin writer Jose Luis Serrano, who deserved the Nicolas Guillen National Poetry Prize, 2018. Through a classic poetic structure such as the sonnet, Serrano develops a great metaphor about the existence and complex postmodern times that he has lived. The text marks a turning point in Cuban poetry and the work of its author.