By Susan Harris
After years of travel restrictions, the U.S. and Cuba have agreed to approve commercial flights between the two countries, and your travel agents at WWB are here to help you start planning. You can land in Havana with “Nine Nights with Amada Luna,” Leonardo Padura’s humid tale of a college boy who finds his real education at the hands of a bolero singer. From there move on to Cienfuegos, on the southern coast, where Nancy Alonso’s aged Uruguayan political exile awaits news of his defiantly repatriated daughter in “To Offer My Heart.” Then head southeast to Castro’s rural birthplace outside Birán via former Castrista Norberto Fuentes’s audacious Autobiography of Fidel Castro. You’ll find multiple maps of both geographical and emotional terrain in the other Cuban work in the archives. But don’t finalize your itinerary just yet: stand by for our May Cuba issue and a fresh installment of soon-to-be accessible destinations.
Published Feb 19, 2016 Copyright 2016 Susan Harris