Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New Prize for Angel Santiesteban

New Prize for Angel Santiesteban
Posted on May 28, 2014

Miami: Presentation of Ángel Santiesteban's novel also includes a
tribute to him

Bacardi House, Rosa Blanca Institute, Chef Paella, Connect Cuba, Neo
Club Editiones, Green Designs and Alexandria Library welcome to the
presentation held on Tuesday, 3 June at 6 pm, of the book by Ángel
Santiesteban-Prats called The Summer God Slept awarded the 2013 Franz
Kafka Novels From the Drawer Prize.

The novel will be presented by the writers Carlos Alberto Montaner and
Antonio Correa Iglesias in the Bacardi House in 1531 Brescia Avenue,
Coral Gables (Miami Fl 33124). At the event, the journalist and
presenter Karen Caballero will deliver a monetary prize, provided by the
second edition of the culture project JOVENAJE, to Ángel Santiesteban's
sister María de los Ángeles Santiesteban who will receive the prize on
behalf of her brother.

Between 6 pm and 7 pm the organizers will offer refreshments and tapas.
Following this, at 7 pm, the presentation of the novel and activities of
JOVENAJE will take place.

JOVENAJE is an independent itinerant event dedicated to paying homage to
working writers, cultural promoters and artists. Ángel Santiesteban,
dissident writer whose work has been acknowledged for its significance
at the national as well as international level, was imprisoned a year
ago in Cuba and has been sentenced to five years in a rigged trial.
Reporters without Borders included him to the list of 100 Information

In Cuba, where the separation of public powers doesn't exist, judicial
structures are only a mere appendix of the political power. In the last
years, the Cuban government has resorted to creating false but
well-known cases in order to increase the number of political prisoners
on the Island without the risk of facing international campaigns for
amnesty or unfavorable states of opinions. Santiesteban-Prats is one of
the major victims of this new kind of repression.


Please sign to ask Amnesty International to declare Ángel Santiesteban a
prisoner of conscience.

Translated by: Shane J. Cassidy, Michaela Klicnikova

21 May 2014

Source: "New Prize for Angel Santiesteban | Translating Cuba" -

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