“Cuba opened her heart in unexpected ways.”

Waking in Havana will awaken readers to the extraordinary ways that cultural bridges can create understanding and reciprocity between Cubans and Americans, even on issues as complex as the AIDS crisis. Elena Schwolsky is a unique “yuma” in Havana who gives back more than she receives, revealing how Cuba opened her heart in unexpected ways.

                                    Ruth Behar,
author of Lucky Broken Girl and
professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan.