Thursday, January 04, 2007

Still on a break, book news, Tariq Ali, etc

It's Summer in Australia, which means we get to combine Christmas and the New Year celebrations with our annual vacations. Not bad.

That's why there has been bugger all posting on my part for the past 10 days or so.

Still, there is always time to share some news.

First, it's now confirmed that Child of the Revolution: Growing up in Castro's Cuba will be available in the US on 1 April - April Fool's Day, which may or may not be an omen. Of course, you can pre-order copies from most American online book-sellers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. Please do.

Secondly, here is a link to a review I wrote for The Sydney Morning Herald of a new book by British left-wing writer and serial anti-Bush campaigner Tariq Ali. The title of the book is Pirates of the Caribbean: Axis of Hope and features on its cover photographs of three of Mr Ali's political heroes: Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales. Castro wears a halo, which gives you some idea up front of the basic premise on which the book is based. The review appeared in the Herald on 29 December.

And now, it's back to my Summer break, but many, many thanks for dropping by.

See you in about a week.
PS: If you are in the US, please tell your friends about Child of the Revolution. No pictures of Fidel Castro on the cover. Guaranteed.

PPS: I gather Castro is still around? Or maybe not.


Blogger Viola said...

I found this story about growing up in sixties Cuba very enjoyable and can highkly recommend it. It is light-hearted but also very enlightening about Fidel Castro. You can read my short review here:


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