The Cradle of Cuban Literature


From the days of the colony, the Camagüeyanos have had special relevance concerning the arts but literature really stands out because of the long list of great figures born or bred in the region. Some of the most prominent talents of the province are Silvestre de Balboa, the author of the first literary work written in Cuba; Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, regarded among the elite 19th Century Spanish-speaking writers; Nicolás Guillén, Cuba’s poet laureate.