Conversations with the Cuban writers Carlos Manuel Álvarez and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo in class
From Sheau-Yueh Chao
Moderated by Professor Theodore Henken from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, this video includes a recording of Professor Henken’s class with two Cuban guest speakers, Carlos Manuel Álvarez and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo.
The lecture provides a book discussion of the student reading entitled: Cuba on the Verge: 12 writers on continuity and change in Havana and across the country. The book spans from politics and art to music and baseball in a timely look at the Cuban society’s profound transformations. Among the authors for the book, Carlos Manuel Álvarez. describes his story of being among the last generation of Cubans to be raised under Fidel Castro.