Friday, May 2, 2008

Of Heroines and Pioneers

Yoani Sanchez, whose blog Generacíon Y is linked on the brand new and unfinished blogroll next door, is among Time's 100. In an elegant little profile, written by none other than Oscar Hijuelos, a favored author of mine, she is described as practicing freedom of speech in a speech-stifled country.

Yoani's version of free speech is to write about her life and thoughts. She does not stand on a soap box, or not much of one anyway, but her honest and often witty posts make absolutely clear the realities of life in Cuba. She does what she does at her own peril. God watch over her and throw some real lemons her way.

Profile here.

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