Curandero (In English) 2016

Curandero recounts stories and anecdotes, seemingly fantastic at times, which form a part of the local collective imagination of Baracoa, Cuba. It includes a detailed a glossary of common ailments and their cures. This study, the fruit of 30 years of research, is perhaps the only written account of the historical evolution of Baracoan curanderismo…

Un rostro local para la arqueología cubana (In Spanish)

compiled by Roberto Valcárcel Rojas and José Abreu Cardet 232 pages, (6″ x 9″) with black and white illustrations and photographs. Articles by Roberto Valcárcel Rojas, José Abreu Cardet, José Novoa Betancourt, Isaíris Rojas París, Margarita París Johnson, Iván Rodríguez López, Nury de los Ángeles Valcárcel Leyva, José Corella, Francisco Cuesta, Adisney Campos Suárez, Ramiro…

Endemic Birds of Cuba

Endemic Birds of Cuba A Comprehensive Field Guide – including West Indian endemics residing in Cuba by Nils Navarro. 168 pages (8.5″ x 5.5″) with original full color illustrations and photos by the author. Separate Spanish and English editions. Prologue by Dr. James W. Wiley. ISBN 978-0-9909419-1-0 $25 + $5 S/H within the US. Spanish…

Aves Endémicas de Cuba – Guía de Campo

por Nils Navarro 168 paginas con fotos y ilustraciones originales. ISBN 978-0-9909419-1-0  $25 + $5 en los EE.UU. Nota del autor: Cuba posee una riqueza de aves que sobrepasa las 370 especies, con un elevado nivel de endemismo a nivel local y regional. Considerando el valor primordial de los endemismos en la conservación de la…

Sabor de Baracoa

Sabor de Baracoa: Su cocina traditional, by Inalvis Gilbeaux (Taste of Baracoa) ISBN 9780971667587 © 2012 Printed in Canada by Transcontinental LIMITED Spanish language edition, 136 pages, 8 1/2″ x 11″, over 300 color illustrations. Sample pages (4.9MB PDF) Photography: Jehovanny Rodríguez Sanamé Additional photography: Julio Larramendi, Pepe Nieto. Paintings and illustrations: Luis Eliades Rodríguez,…

Curandero (In Spanish)

A significant anthropological study by well known Cuban author Victor Oscar Perez on the myths, legends, magic, witchcraft, midwifery and popular remedies of the Baracoa region. His primary inspiration comes from healers that have passed away. Written in a universal language, Curandero presents us with stories that sometimes appear fantastical and anecdotal, but they are…

Baracoa a través de su historia urbana y arquitectónica

Interest in Baracoa, Cuba’s first colonial settlement, starts with the richness of its vernacular heritage, which is also curiously saturated with a Caribbean influence and the cultural mixture of native inhabitants with the Spanish, African and Creole, that which is essentially Baracoan and Cuban. The reader will not regret approaching this necessary book, in which…