May 22, 2022

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Havana is the hero at the Buenos Aires International Book Fair

Havana is the guest of honor at the 46th edition of the International Book Fair in Buenos Aires, Argentina, one of the largest literary events in Latin America.

La Rural exhibition space, in the Argentine capital, hosts this space after two years of disruptions caused by Covid-19.

Organized by the El Libro Foundation, the event will feature exhibitors from more than 40 countries and will include many cultural activities, Prensa Latina reports.

Statues of literature, cinema, music and handicrafts from Cuba arrived to decorate the event. The fair lasts about three weeks, and the organizers expect more than one million readers and 12,000 professionals to visit it.

The Cuban delegation consisted of the Minister of Culture, Albedio Alonso, the president of the Casa de las America, Abel Prieto, the playwright Antonio Rodriguez, the Argentine writer residing on the island of Basilia Papastamatiu, and the writer and researcher Enrique Obita. Poets Victor Kaus and Nancy Morejon, among others.

First held in 1975, the exhibition is one of the most important meetings of its kind in this country and in the world.

In addition to the days dedicated to the exchange and training of industry professionals, it will include conferences, book presentations, courses, talks, poetry festivals, dialogues between storytellers and a day of mini stories, among other initiatives.

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