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Written by PATRICIO PRON
Translator MARA FAYE LETHEM

Format: Trade Paperback, 222 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 03/11/2014

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-74542-2

The American debut of one of Granta’s Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists, My Fathers’ Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain is a daring and deeply affecting story of one Argentine family’s buried secrets. When a young writer returns home to visit his dying father, he finds himself drawn into an obsessive search for a local man gone missing. As the truth—not only about his father but an entire generation—comes to light, the narrator is forced to confront the ghosts of Argentina’s dark political...

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A FAMILY'S STORY OF SLAVERY AND EMPIRE
Written by ANDREA STUART

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/08/2013

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-47454-4

In the late 1630s, lured by the promise of the New World, Andrea Stuart’s earliest known maternal ancestor, George Ashby, set sail from England to settle in Barbados. He fell into the life of a sugar plantation owner by mere chance, but by the time he harvested his first crop, a revolution was fully under way: the farming of sugar cane, and the swiftly increasing demands for sugar worldwide, would not only lift George Ashby from abject poverty and shape the lives of his descendants, but it...

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Written by EDWIDGE DANTICAT

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Soho Press

On Sale: 05/07/2013

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-616-95349-2

A New York Times Notable Book
ALA Booklist Editor’s Choice

It is 1937 and Amabelle Désir, a young Haitian woman living in the Dominican Republic, has built herself a life as the servant and companion of the wife of a wealthy colonel. She and Sebastian, a cane worker, are deeply in love and plan to marry. But Amabelle’s world collapses when a wave of genocidal violence, driven by Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo, leads to the slaughter of Haitian workers. Amabelle and Sebastian are separated,...

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A FAMILY'S STORY OF SLAVERY AND EMPIRE
Written by ANDREA STUART

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 01/22/2013

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-27283-6

In the late 1630s, lured by the promise of the New World, Andrea Stuart’s earliest known maternal ancestor, George Ashby, set sail from England to settle in Barbados. He fell into the life of a sugar plantation owner by mere chance, but by the time he harvested his first crop, a revolution was fully under way: the farming of sugar cane, and the swiftly increasing demands for sugar worldwide, would not only lift George Ashby from abject poverty and shape the lives of his descendants, but it...

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LUMUMBA AND THE EARLY FILMS OF RAOUL PECK
Written by RAOUL PECK
Foreword by BERTRAND TAVERNIER
Translator CATHERINE TEMERSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 04/10/2012

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80393-3

Among today’s leading filmmakers, none brings to the screen such a deep awareness of how power is channeled from First to Third World societies, or exhibits such great human sensitivity, as Raoul Peck, whose seminal film Lumumba, and three other early feature and documentary screenplays, are collected here for the first time.

In this collection of screenplays are Raoul Peck’s award-winning pair of films that cemented the director’s place in the internationalist cinema canon–the documentary...

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ONE WOMAN FIGHTS TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT CUBA TODAY
Written by YOANI SANCHEZ
Translator M. J. PORTER

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Melville House

On Sale: 04/26/2011

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-935-55425-7

She’s been kidnapped and beaten, lives under surveillance, and can only get online–in disguise–at tourist hotspots. She’s a blogger, she’s a Cuban, and she’s a worldwide sensation.

Yoani Sánchez is an unusual dissident: no street protests, no attacks on big politicos, no calls for revolution. Rather, she produces a simple diary about what it means to live under the Castro regime: the chronic hunger and the difficulty of shopping; the art of repairing ancient appliances; and the struggles of...

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Written by NESTOR KOHAN
Illustrated by NAHUEL SCHERMA, MIRACLE JONES

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages

Publisher: Siete Cuentos

On Sale: 09/07/2010

Price: $13.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-22783-1

En los Estados Unidos, a noventa millas de las costas cubanas, el tema de Fidel Castro enciende a la gente: algunos dicen que es un dictador, otros dicen que es un libertador. En Fidel, Néstor Kohan y Nahuel Scherma presentan a una de las figuras sobresalientes del siglo veinte desde la perspectiva latinoamericana: como el líder que, durante más de cincuenta años, hizo frente al poder militar más grande del mundo, y se mantuvo de pie.

Aquí, en la prosa mordaz de Kohan y las ilustraciones...

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FIDEL CASTRO'S SCHOOLMATES FROM REVOLUTION TO EXILE
Written by PATRICK SYMMES

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 05/06/2008

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-1-400-07644-4

From the author of Chasing Che, here is the remarkable tale of a group of boys at the heart of Cuba's political and social history. Chosen in the 1940s from among the most affluent and ambitious families in eastern Cuba, they were groomed at the elite Colegio de Dolores for achievement and leadership. Instead, they were swept into war, revolution, and exile by two of their own number, Fidel and Raúl Castro. Trained by Jesuits for dialectical dexterity and the pursuit of absolutes, Fidel...

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CAPTAIN MORGAN'S GREAT PIRATE ARMY, THE EPIC BATTLE FOR THE AMERICAS, AND THE CATASTROPHE THAT ENDED THE OUTLAWS' BLOODY REIGN
Written by STEPHAN TALTY

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 04/22/2008

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-23661-6

A May 2007 Book Sense Pick

“Talty’s vigorous history of seventeenth-century pirates of the Caribbean will sate even fickle Jack Sparrow fans. . . . A pleasure to read from bow to stern.”
—Entertainment Weekly

The passion and violence of the age of exploration and empire come to vivid life in this story of the legendary pirate who took on the greatest military power on earth with a ragtag bunch of renegades. Awash with bloody battles, political intrigues, natural disaster, and a cast of...

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55 ACCOMPLISHED LATINOS RECALL LESSONS IN LANGUAGE AND LIFE
Written by TOM MILLER

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: National Geographic

On Sale: 08/21/2007

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-426-20097-7

All over the world there are people struggling to master the quirks and challenges of English. In today's America, many millions of them are Latino—and in this eloquent collection, nearly 60 of the best known contribute fascinating, revealing, often touching essays on the very personal process each went through to achieve this common end. Their successes are inspiring. Their pieces, engaging and entertaining all, express the whole range of emotions that learning any new language...

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THE STRUGGLE FOR HAITI
Written by MICHAEL DEIBERT
Introduction by RAOUL PECK

Format: Trade Paperback, 478 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 10/04/2005

Price: $22.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-22697-1

Notes from the Last Testament, by veteran reporter Michael Deibert, is a riveting narrative account of the events leading up to and including the overthrow of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. A fearless correspondent and a meticulous researcher, Deibert traces the rupturing of the social-democratic coalition that originally brought Aristide to power and that had been the fruit of years of opposition to the dictatorships and military juntas. From chaotic scenes of frenzied mayhem on...

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A MEMOIR OF THE REVOLUTION

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/08/2005

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-72581-4

In 1970 a young dancer named Alma Guillermoprieto left New York to take a job teaching at Cuba’s National School of Dance. For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios (it was considered more revolutionary); her poorly trained but ardent students worked without them but dreamt of greatness. Yet in the midst of chronic shortages and revolutionary upheaval, Guillermoprieto found in Cuba a people whose sense of purpose touched her forever.

In this electrifying memoir, Guillermoprieto—now an...

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