San Francisco Bay Guardian September 2005 Literary Supplement

Through the Wall: A Year in Havana

By Margot Eve Pepper. Freedom Voices, 336 pages, $19.95 (paper).

Margot Eve Pepper's memoir, Through the Wall: A Year in Havana, captures Cuba during its ”special period ” in 1992, when the most austere economic measures of the island's history were ushered in. Her well-researched, witty, and thought-provoking work takes a hard look at Cuba through the eyes of someone who has lived there, not as a liberal tourist passing through on a two-week visit but as a working member of the community. Pepper takes the reader straight to Cuba ... no frills, no rose-colored glasses.

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