International Book Fair in Sancti Spiritus Opens to Caribbean

Gisselle Morales

The most important and expected cultural event held in Cuba every year, the International Book Fair, is underway in the central province of Sancti Spiritus. The 21st edition is dedicated to Zoila Lapique, Ambrosio Fornet and the cultures of the Caribbean.

The relevant celebration is attended by important personalities such as: Senel Paz, Eduardo Heras Leon, Esteban Llorach, Edel Morales and Luis Toledo Sande and Jamaican literary critic and essayist Keith Ellis.

El Caribe que nos une (The Caribbean uniting us), more than a description of the geographic circumstances of the region, is the title of the lecture to be given by Jamaican literary critic and essayist Keith Ellis on Wednesday in the Provincial Library Ruben Martinez Villena, to mark the official debut of the celebration in the territory.

The dissertation of the Jamaican intellectual, currently settled in Canada and professor of Hispanic-American Studies in the Toronto University, has brought great expectation among residents in the central Cuban province as they will have the opportunity to share with Ellis, one of the best researchers of the Caribbean identity.

Invited by local artists, Ellis will participate in the presentation of the book Nicolás Guillén, poeta combativo ejemplar en la mirada de la teoría literaria, a text of his own be published by Sancti Spiritus Editorial Luminaria.

The 21st International Book Fair will open in Sancti Spiritus from February 22nd to 26th and will be attended by important personalities such as: Senel Paz, Eduardo Heras Leon, Esteban Llorach, Edel Morales and Luis Toledo Sande.

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