Cuba beyond the Beach

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Karen Dubinsky

Narrated By: Gina Clayton

Publisher: ECW Press

Date: April 2017

Duration: 5 hours 34 minutes


Havana is Cuba’s soul: a mix of Third World, First World, and Other World. After over a decade of visits as a teacher, researcher, and friend, Karen Dubinsky looks past political slogans and tourist postcards to the streets, neighbourhoods, and personalities of a complicated and contradictory city. Her affectionate, humorous vignettes illustrate how Havana’s residents—old Communist ladies, their sceptical offspring, musicians, underground vendors, entrepreneurial landlords, and poverty-stricken professors—go about their daily lives.

As Cuba undergoes dramatic change, there is much to appreciate, and learn from, in the unlikely world Cubans have collectively built for themselves.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Queen’s University Student Overseas Travel Fund - The Sonia Enjamio Fund, which funds Cuban/Canadian student exchange.


  • Erla S

    The authour knows Havana very well. She has lived in Havana in short and lon periods. Her wiev is interesting useful for a person traveling to Cuba.

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