Orwell in Cuba
How 1984 Came to Be Published in Castro’s Twilight
Orwell in Cuba: How 1984 Came to Be Published in Castro’s Twilight is a personal account of today’s Cuba at a pivotal point in its history, with the Castro brothers passing power on to a new generation. The book is akin to a detective story, as the author investigates how and why a state-run publishing house has come to release a new translation of George Orwell’s iconic anti-totalitarian novel 1984, formerly taboo.
"The greatest strength of Orwell in Cuba lies in the street-level view it affords of ordinary Cubans negotiating the absurdities of daily life as an entrenched regime is losing its grip. "
—Ian McGillis, Montreal Review of Books
"Orwell in Cuba is nuanced and compelling. "
—Literary Review of Canada