Not only has it been home to many world famous writers–cradle for some, foster home for others–but it has also sets the stage for some well-known pieces of literature, including Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea and Graham Greene’s Our Man in Havana being two samples of that. Many Cuban authors have lived or live abroad –mostly after the 1959 revolution–, some of them even writing in the languages of their foster countries and thus becoming part of those countries’ literature. But, what is poetry but an act of independence. A cry, a manifesto. The small archipelago, always giving pearls to the world. And, of course, this won’t be the last we hear about it.