RUINS discussed at The Museum of Art and Archaeology’s Art of the Book Club

“Cuban-American novelist Achy Obejas also explores the complex collage of Cuban identity. Her novel “Ruins” examines her native country in wake of the end of the Soviet Union and its subsidies for its former communist ally in the Caribbean. With its Cuban-centered theme written by a Cuban-American novelist targeting a U.S. audience, “Ruins” (like the exhibition) also deals with fluid cultural boundaries. “Ruins” sought to redefine Cuba by understanding its culture from within, not just refracted through Cold War ideology or nostalgia for the Cuba of old movies.”

Read more about the event, and others, here.

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