Jessica Powell interviewed by Lucina Schell on Woman in Battle Dress

Read Jessica Powell's interview by Lucina Schell, Editor of, on Woman in Battle Dress, the last published work by renowned Cuban writer Antonio Benítez-Rojo, which is just out in translation by Powell from City Lights Books. The  sweeping epic imagines the remarkable life of 19th-Century historical figure Henriette Faber, who lived as a man in order to study medicine.

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Tags include Antonio Benítez-Rojo, Caribbean literature, City Lights  Press, Cuba, exile, Fiction, gender studies, historical fiction, Queer literature, translation from Spanish.