New edition of ‘Our History’ launched at Havana Book Fair

By Martín Koppel
February 19, 2018
New edition of ‘Our History’ launched at Havana Book Fair
Militant/Jonathan Silberman

HAVANA — An overflow audience of over 100 attended the Feb. 6 launching here of the second edition of Our History Is Still Being Written: The Story of Three Chinese-Cuban Generals in the Cuban Revolution. Published by Pathfinder Press, it is based on multiple interviews with Cuban generals Armando Choy, Gustavo Chui, and Moisés Sío Wong. The event was part of the annual Havana International Book Fair. Pictured above at the speakers platform, from left: Choy; Chui; moderator Martín Koppel; Mary-Alice Waters, Pathfinder president and the book’s editor; Gen. Harry Villegas, who initiated the work that led to the book; and Iraida Aguirrechu, editor of the Cuban edition published by Editora Política. Among those attending were numerous combatants who fought alongside Choy, Chui and Sío Wong in Cuba’s revolutionary war of 1956-58, and a sizable delegation from Havana’s Chinese-Cuban community.