What to Read/Watch Before Going to Cuba

Understanding Cuba... Beyond the Guidebooks (Recent Non-Fiction)

Cuba on the Verge: 12 Writers on Continuity and Change in Havana and Across the Country (2017, ed. Leila Guerriero)

Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know (2016, Julia Swieg)

Everyday Adjustments in Havana: Economic Reforms, Mobility, and Emerging Inequalities (2018, Hope Bastian)

From Cuba with Love: Sex and Money in the Twenty-First Century (2015, Megan Daigle)

The Sugar King of Havana: The Rise and Fall of Julio Lobo, Cuba's Last Tycoon (2011, John Paul Rathbone)

100 Places in Cuba Every Woman Should Go (2018, Conner Gorry)

Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause (2009, Tom Gjelten)

Cuba Confidential: Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana (2002, Ann Louise Bardach)

And in Spanish

La tribú. Relatos (2017, Carlos Manuel Alvarez)


OnCuba News


Suite Habana (dir. Fernando Pérez)

Four Seasons in Havana (Netflix 4-part mini-series based on stories by Leonardo Padura)

The Cuba Libre Story (Netflix 8-part mini-series on Cuban history)

Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown: Cuba (available on Amazon)

Los Cubanos de Harvard / The Harvard Cubans (dir. Danny González Lucena)