Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

A Queer State of Things in Cuba: How the Cuban Government Co-Opted the LGBT Movement

Achy Obejas

Mon, January 27, 2014 | CLA 1.302B

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Achy Obejas is a novelist, poet, translator, journalist, and LGBT activist. She was born in Havana and spends considerable time on the island. She is the author of, among other books, the award-winning novel Days of Awe and the poetry collection This is What Happened in Our Other Life. She is also a prolific translator and produced the Spanish version of Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Obejas is currently Writer in Residence at Mills College in Oakland, California.

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