The Tribe: Portraits of Cuba (Paperback)

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The Tribe: Portraits of Cuba (Paperback)

By Carlos Manuel Álvarez, Frank Wynne (Translator), Rahul Berry (Translator)



Teeming with life and compulsively readable, the pieces gathered together in The Tribe aggregate into an extraordinary mosaic of Cuba today. Carlos Manuel lvarez, one of the most exciting young writers in Latin America, employs the cr nica form - a genre unique to Latin American writing that blends reportage, narrative non-fiction, and novelistic forms - to illuminate a particularly turbulent period in Cuban history, from the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with the US, to the death of Fidel Castro, to the convulsions of the San Isidro Movement.

Unique, edgy and stylishly written, The Tribe shows a society in flux, featuring sportsmen in exile, artists, nurses, underground musicians and household names, dissident poets, the hidden underclass at a landfill, migrants attempting to make their way across Central America, fugitives escaping the FBI, dealers from the black market, as well as revelers and policemen in the noisy Havana night. It is a major work of reportage by one of Granta's Best of Young Spanish-Language novelists.

Product Details ISBN: 9781913097912
ISBN-10: 1913097919
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Publication Date: May 11th, 2022
Language: English