This archive fiction recounts an insurrection led by Carlota in Cuba. Lázaro E. Cosme’s Voces Negras: Desde la plantación holds a chapter detailing the legend of Carlota of the Triunvirato sugar mill in the province of Matanzas, Cuba. The author uses these short four pages to guide her fictional retelling of this historical moment. Other scenes illuminate the ways Black women of the nineteenth century were deeply connected to the nature surrounding them, emphasizing the unique relationship Black and Brown women have had with the land through natural healing scenes and also referencing nature-based Yoruba and Cuban Santería practices. Additionally, other records of this legend explain that Carlota only had eyes for another enslaved woman, Fermina. Therefore, the author attempts to push queer imaginations of the two women, beyond the Atlantic and onto Caribbean land.

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