St. Martin at Cuba international book fair
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St. Martin at Cuba international book fair

In photo, panelists, L to R: Luis Pereira (editor/journalist, Uruguay), Edel Morales (poet/director of D.M. Loynaz Center of Culture, Cuba), Lasana M. Sekou (author/projects director, House of Nehesi Publishers, St. Martin), and (translator for the panelists/audience) Ana Elena de Arazoza. Havana, Cuba (2-14-19). (© HNP photo) In photo, panelists, L to R: Luis Pereira (editor/journalist, Uruguay), Edel Morales (poet/director of D.M. Loynaz Center of Culture, Cuba), Lasana M. Sekou (author/projects director, House of Nehesi Publishers, St. Martin), and (translator for the panelists/audience) Ana Elena de Arazoza. Havana, Cuba (2-14-19). (© HNP photo)

SINT MAARTEN/CUBA - St. Martin’s Lasana M. Sekou was among 57 authors, editors, scholars, translators, and publishers from around the world invited to the 28thannual International Book Fair of Havana, Cuba, February 7-19, 2019. 

While in Cuba, Sekou was a panelist on “Literary creation, Editorial management, and Cultural policies in Latin America,” according to Iyaimi Palomares, director of the Cuban publisher Arte y Literatura. 

Topics addressed by the speakers included the interruption of literary production during Uruguay’s last civil-military regime; use of digital technologies for added publishing opportunities in Cuba; and publishing multilingual books in St. Martin to reach wider audiences in the region and beyond. 

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