Author Achy Obejas is releasing the book The Tower of the Antilles in July, courtesy of Akashic Books.
The book is a collection of tales written in the last 10 years that explores the many stages of the writer's relationship to Cuba.
Obejas is the author of the novels Ruins, Days of Awe and three other books of fiction. She edited and translated ( into English ) the anthology Havana Noir, and has since translated Junot DÃaz, Rita Indiana, Wendy Guerra and many others. In 2014, she was awarded a USA Ford Fellowship for her writing and translation work.
She currently serves as the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Mills College in Oakland, California. Also, Obejas was a journalist in Chicago for more than 20 years.