Against the Grain

Culture’s Role in the Cuban Revolution

An image of Che Guevara in Revolution Square,Havana
An image of Che Guevara in Revolution Square, Havana

 

What happened in Cuba after 1959 wasn’t only Fidel Castro’s rise and the political maneuverings of a revolutionary government. There was also a fundamental transformation in culture and cultural production. Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt describes how cultural work was harnessed to the project of building a new society.

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