RE: RARA-AVIS: Crime Fiction in Cuba

From: Jose Latour (
Date: 09 Jan 2002

No, Manuel, it's not a coincidence that prostitutes appear in recent Cuban crime literature. It's a phenomenon that was prevalent before the revolution, almost disappeared in the 60's, was very underground in the 70's and 80's, then resurfaced in the 90's.

Some writers refuse to touch it with a ten-foot pole, fearing the wrath of the ideologues. But others run the risk. It seems to me it's been fostered by economic factors.

All best,


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