In statements to Prensa Latina, the vice-president of the Cuban Book Institute highlighted Cuba’s appointment as Guest of Honor of the event that will last until May 16.
Our country’s participation in the Fair exceeded all expectations. We are fulfilling an important schedule of presentations and collateral activities and have the support and solidarity of those who have always believed in Cuban literature in Argentina, he said.
Therefore, he spoke about the collaboration of figures such as Juan Carlos Volnovich and the director of Ediciones Colihue, Aurelio Narvaja, who promoted an initiative to publish unpublished works by 100 Cuban authors during the economic crisis of the 1990s, after the collpase of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Those people made the Pinos Nuevos collection a reality, which made many Cuban writers known and made it possible to continue our literary tradition with creators who are currently prominent cultural personalities, he said.
On the other hand, he highlighted the participation of the public of this South American country in Cuban proposals during the Fair.
Argentinians are present in all the activities we carry out. Many of them pass by the stand to praise the Cuban social system and favor the continuity of the Revolution started in 1959. Some of them have visited our country and say they are impressed with what they have experienced there, Santana said.