A group of Cuban dissident writers met at the home of the German ambassador last month to mark the publication of Voces De Cambio, a new compilation of writings. Among the group were independent journalists Guillermo Fariñas, the tall man in the middle leaning on a cane, and Aini Martin Valero, in the blue jacket on the left. (Still recovering from a seven-month hunger strike last year, Fariñas looks better than he did the last time his photograph was posted on this site.)
Voces de Cambio features the poetry and prose of 21 writers who share their personal accounts of contemporary Cuba. It offers an uncensored window to Cuba's richness and diversity, and the underlying common desire for change. The collection illuminates the human spirit's ability to transcend limits to free expression in even the most closed societies.
And the authors, like this:
The authors are Cuban citizens including writers, intellectuals, poets and others who are the winners of the 2006 El Heraldo literary contest, organized by the Independent Libraries of Cuba. They represent Cuba's emerging independent authors. Many have been persecuted for expressing their views.