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What Catalans Want (Black/White)
-What Catalans Want- takes a concerned look at Catalonia at a time when the country's political future as a Spanish autonomous region is being questioned for the first time since it came into being in 1980. It does so by talking to 30 representative Catalan and non-Catalan personalities in various key areas of public life. Interest for an English and American readership ha ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published July 18th 2011 by Catalonia Press
(first published July 16th 2011)
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Containing in-depth interviews with politicians, historians, footballers and activists, Strubell's book provides some fascinating insights into Catalan culture, education, history, identity, language 'issues' and more. Some of the treatment the nation has received from Spain is so infuriating, and the fact that the rest of the world seems oblivious to it even more so. It's fantastic to have a book of this caliber tailored to English-speakers to combat the ultra-biased depictions of Catalans and ...more
I am the publisher of this book, so not very unbiased. Still, I found the collection of interviews of Catalan professors, economists, politicians, writers, journalists, and more, really fascinating. This is an authentic look at Catalan society and why so many Catalans feel it necessary to separate from Spain and create an independent state in Europe.