Havana Ready for Annual Book Fair

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Havana, February 5 (RHC)-- The Havana Book Fair, attracting thousands of people every year, will have India as the guest Country of Honor. And this year's Fair is dedicated to Dr. Olga Portuondo, National Social Sciences and Humanities Prize winner 2010, and Leonardo Acosta, National Prize for Literature winner 2006, who also received the National Music Prize in 2014.

A total a 27 titles about India and its literature will be ready for the 24th International Book Fair Havana 2015. The fair opens on February 12th and runs until the 22nd at the main site, the San Carlos de la Cabaña Fort in Havana. Then the book fair will extend across all the country’s provinces, until its conclusion in April in Santiago de Cuba, according to Juan Rodríguez, vice president of the Cuban Book Institute.

The institute official and members of the organizing committee highlighted the work carried out by Cuban publishers to print over 2000 titles and some five million books.

The representative volumes of past and contemporary Indian literature and culture to the Cuban public will also be accompanied by music, dance, yoga and crafts.

The University of Havana will host the “Social Sciences Colloquium” with debates about the life and work of guerrilla Ernesto Che Guevara, presentation of books like 'Who killed Che?' by U.S. Authors Michael Ratner and Michael Steven Smith. Other events at the university will include a Colloquium of Sciences to honor notable Cuban Doctor Carlos J. Finlay in its 100th anniversary and the 400th anniversary of the publishing of the second volume of Miguel de Cervantes' “Don Quixote.”

The Dulce María Loynaz Cultural Center will venue a meeting of young writers from Latin America and the Caribbean. They will discuss issues related to the social insertion of books and deliver lectures about the Ibero American narrative and poetry in the 21st century. Casa del Alba Cultural Center will present an encounter of historians to honor Cuban heroin Mariana Grajales on the 200th anniversary of her birth.

Edited by Ivan Martínez

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