Connecting and Disconnecting with Nancy Alonso
From Jeff Layne
Cuban Author & Member, Cubana Books Editorial Board
Prominent Cuban author Nancy Alonso reads in Spanish one of the 12 stories from her book, “Desencuentro” (“Disconnect”), with the English translation by Dr. Anne Fountain provided through PowerPoint slides. The connection between all of the stories is love in all its diverse facets. Ms Alonso’s appearance was made possible by CSU, Chico professor Dr. Sara E. Cooper. Dr. Cooper is founder and senior editor of Cubanabooks, a small independent press devoted to bringing first-class literature from Cuban women to the United States and beyond. English translations of Ms. Alonso’s works are available through Cubanabooks. In the lively question-and-answer session following this reading, Dr. Cooper serves as Ms. Alonso’s translator.
Recorded: November 17, 2014