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My Havana: The Musical City of Carlos Varela
My Havana: The Musical City of Carlos Varela
Edited by Maria Caridad Cumaná, Karen Dubinsky, and Xenia Reloba de la Cruz
Translated by Ana Elena Arazoza
Foreword by Jackson Browne

For more than thirty years, musician Carlos Varela has been a guide to the heart, soul, and sound of Havana. My Havana is a lyrical exploration of Varela’s life and work, and of the vibrant musical, literary, and cinematic culture of his generation.

Published Sep 2014
Lessons from Latin America: Innovations in Politics, Culture, and Development
Lessons from Latin America: Innovations in Politics, Culture, and Development
By Felipe Arocena and Kirk Bowman
This provides a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of both the history of "looking down" at Latin America and the political, economic, and cultural "lessons" (including successes, failures, and unintended consequences) that should inform important policy discussions around the world.
Published Aug 2014
Village Among Nations: "Canadian" Mennonites in a Transnational World, 1916-2006
Village Among Nations: "Canadian" Mennonites in a Transnational World, 1916-2006
By Royden Loewen

Village among Nations recuperates a missing chapter of Canadian history: the story of traditionalist Mennonites who emigrated from Canada for cultural reasons, but then in later generations “returned” in large numbers for economic and social security.

Published Oct 2013
Our Place in the Sun: Canada and Cuba in the Castro Era
Our Place in the Sun: Canada and Cuba in the Castro Era
Edited by Robert Wright and Lana Wylie

Penned during the transition of power from Fidel Castro to Raúl Castro, Our Place in the Sun explores the Canadian-Cuban relationship from 1959 to the present day.

Published Sep 2009