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Alumni Travel Reading 2018-2019: Cuba: Holguin, Santiago de Cuba, and Havana

La Revolución


Cathedral in Havana. Courtesy of

Travel & Memoir

Cuban History & Culture

Cuba: Holguin, Santiago de Cuba, and Havana

There has been plenty to read about Cuba ever since getting there became more difficult for Americans. Here are a few suggestions of works published in the new century that can provide some context for the first-time visitor.

City square with fountain

Old Square in Havanna. Courtesy of


Selected and Annotated By:

Joseph Holub
Librarian for Spain, Portugal, and Latin America

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Classic cars in Havana. Courtesy of


View of old city rooftops

Photo of Santiago de Cuba by David Bacon. Used under a Creative Commons license


Statue depicting battle scene

"Holguin" Photo by Johan Siegers. Used under a Creative Commons license