2012 by Oolichan Books, British Columbia
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Comments by other Cuba experts
“I’ve been to Cuba over 30 times and this book taught me as much about the country as I learned on any of those trips. Rosa Jordan will introduce you to the real Cuba.”
David Stanley, original author of Lonely Planet Cuba
"Rosa Jordan's hard-earned and compassionate knowledge of both Cuban politics and manners shines in her new book about Cuba, and has been embellished here with practical advice and shrewd assessments of a very complex society. Take her with you."
Alan Twigg, author of Cuba: A Concise History for Travellers
"Jordan's sensitive, thoughtful, and thorough exploration of Cuba, sizzling with sensuality, unpeels layers of eccentricity and complexity, revealing an enigmatic and contradictory society and a gracious people, generous to a fault."
Christopher P. Baker, author of Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro's Cuba, Moon Handbook Cuba, and National Geographic Traveler Cuba
"Part travelogue, part history yarn, (with a dash of guidebook for good measure), Cuba Unspun is a valuable resource for anyone curious about the evolution of the island nation from the treacherous Special Period to the uncertain present. True to her title, Jordan deftly navigates the murky political waters which continually swirl around Cuba, smartly sticking to the facts. But it’s the personal stories of Cubans she meets during her cross-country adventures – the ‘pollo’ of the ‘arroz con pollo’ as we say on the island – which capture the essence of Cuban spirit and pluck – precisely what makes travel here unforgettable."
Conner Gorry, Havana-based journalist, blogger and guidebook writer
Unspun by Rosa
Oolichan Books, 2012
Amongst many fascinating Cuban topics seldom discussed elsewhere are sex tourism, the status of blacks and their historic lack of access to foreign currency, and a very interesting section on the revolutionary leaders, their families and children.
Ken Dent lives in Vancouver. He has made over 50 trips to Cuba, driven the country from end to end, and explored many places in between..