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Canek Sánchez Guevara

Canek Sánchez Guevara

Canek Sánchez Guevara, grandson of Che Guevara, left Cuba for Mexico in 1996. He worked for many of Mexico's most important newspapers as a columnist and correspondent, and he wrote a regular newspaper column called "Motorcycleless Diaries." He was a measured and informed critic of the Castro regime. He died in January 2015 at the age of forty.

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  • "Canek Sánchez Guevara’s short novel 33 Revolutions offers a compelling vision of a different Cuba, one in which idealism has been reduced to empty sloganeering and there’s little romance."
    — The Rumpus, Dec 1 2016
  • "This neat, pocket-sized novel packs a real punch. With the rhythm of a lullaby and the entreating quality of a prayer, 33 Revolutions recounts the attempted escape of an ordinary man from Cuba..."
    — Three Percent, Oct 27 2016
  • “[33 Revolutions] recreate[s] a portrait of a person stuck in a life not of his own choosing in a country which does not value individuals or respect their potential.”
    — Seeing the World Through Books, Oct 20 2016
  • "This book is more of an ode to a an island that has been betrayed by promises of revolution than a novella.[...]Guevara’s prose is lyrical and captures the frustration of citizens...who feel stuck and trapped."
    — The Book Binder's Daughter, Oct 19 2016
  • "“Guevara?” I hear you ask. YUP. This is Che’s grandson, who left Cuba for Mexico in 1996 and critiqued the Castro regime until his death last year."
    — BookRiot, Oct 14 2016
  • "Not since Reinaldo Arenas has a Cuban literary voice arrived on American shores with such beaten madness, and sense of personal desperation."
    — Cleaver Magazine, Oct 11 2016