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January

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

Editors Iraida H. López and Eliana S. Rivero bring together works by ten distinguished and emerging Cuban American writers, who were born between 1960 and the mid-1980s in the United States to Cuban parents or have a mixed ethnic background. These writers experiment with different formal approaches and lace their work with Cuban Spanish to give voice to hybrid identities and cultural legacies.

20th Annual José Martí Breakfast

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Glenn Hubert Library

Join us as we celebrate Cuban poet and activist José Martí by taking a look at his life, legacy, and continued influence within the arts. Guest speaker Dr. Emilio Bejel will focus on the visual representations of Martí as an icon of Cuba's national identity.

February

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

This book by Dr. Conrad Michael James proposes an affective reading of twentieth-century Afro-Cuban literature through its focus on its preponderant concerns with themes of family, love, and erotic politics.

March

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center (GC) 243

A group of experts will explore the recurrent themes and religious symbols in the paintings of Cuban-American artist José Bedia, whose work is deeply rooted in Afro-Cuban traditions. The event is part of the Félix González-Torres Community Art Project at Florida International University.