11 books set in Cuba
Enjoy the mystique of Cuba
Cuba is a fascinating place: an island of 11 million people, with a culture and customs drawn from such diverse sources as Spanish colonialism, African slaves, the United States and its aboriginal people. Its history is one of upheaval, from the days of the Spanish conquistadors to the Cuban Revolution in the 50's, to the Cold War, in which it became an unexpected lynchpin. It's unsurprising that such a dramatically fertile place has been the setting for many great novels. Here are just a few.