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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 99–109.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Cixous and Clément, Newly Born Woman , 78. 23 Oshún, the orisha or goddess of beauty and pleasure, is one of the most venerated Afro-Cuban deities. One of her paths or avatars is that of Kolé, in which she is presented as a destitute but protective sorcerer whose companion is a vulture...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 50–68.
Published: 01 July 2021
... of the black Cuban Partido Independiente de Color (the Independent Party of Color) and thousands of other Afro-Cubans through the plane of the intimate. The author argues that Rolando’s film challenges the myth of racial equality throughout Cuba’s modern history by celebrating Afro-Cuban traditions, from...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 91–108.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Devyn Spence Benson; Antonio López This essay recovers the history of 1960s and 1970s black movements in Cuba through an examination of works by Afro-Cuban intellectuals and their meetings with Caribbean thinkers to show the coexistence of mestizaje and black consciousness as a defining...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 55–75.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Anne Garland Mahler In 1968, Nicolás Guillén Landrián, Afro-Cuban filmmaker and nephew of poet Nicolás Guillén, was commissioned by the Cuban Film Institute to make a didactic documentary on the Havana Greenbelt agricultural campaign. Instead, Guillén Landrián used this film, Coffea arábiga...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 83–90.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Antonio López; Antonio López This essay introduces a special section on the Afro-Cuban poet and intellectual Nancy Morejón’s 1982 book Nación y mestizaje en Nicolás Guillén ( Nation and Mestizaje in Nicolás Guillén ). It sets up the contributors by surveying the literary and political trajectory...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 125–137.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of the lure of France as a center for expatriate artists and writers. Like Lam, Cabrera left Havana in the 1920s for Europe (Paris), and like the painter, she found in the French capital an environment that supported both her first attempts at writing and her growing interest in Afro-Cuban culture...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 125–141.
Published: 01 July 2021
... highlight racial discourse. In the next chapter, “El concepto de la nacionalidad” (“The Concept of Nationality”), Morejón focuses on specific policies and examples of the exclusion of the Afro-Cuban voice from the construction of the accepted Cuban national narrative. She additionally highlights Guillén’s...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 111–119.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Bonilla and Joaquin Granados, Afro-Cuban men living in the diaspora. As the official agents, these men made sure that Minerva circulated widely and reached both African American and Afro-diasporic women. The articles, poetry, and political essays were decidedly anticolonial and supportive of women’s...
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Small Axe (2023) 27 (1 (70)): 67–77.
Published: 01 March 2023
... to deconstruct the martyrologies surrounding José Martí and other national heroes and proposes focusing instead on more than just the enslaved and their descendants in their fights against slavery and discrimination. Among these actants, Carbonell includes the gods of the Afro-Cuban religion as powerful entities...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 164–174.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and tomorrow than of yesterday. These are the sounds of Greater Havana, of musicians coming and going between the island and the US mainland, of Afro-Cuban rhythms crossed with Colombian cumbia and Haitian konpa and Spanish rock. These are the sounds of (Cuban) Miami. These sounds go unheard...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 February 2006
..., a regulation that prohibited the organization of people along racial lines in Cuba and bore the name of its proponent, Morúa Delgado, an Afro-Cuban politician himself. In 1912, the PIC organized an armed revolt that prompted the government’s action and ended with the killing of between...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 244–246.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Götter: Geschichte und Vorstellungswelt einer afrokubanischen Religion (1991), Wizards and Scientists: Explorations in Afro-Cuban Modernity and Tradition (2002), and The Cooking of History: How Not to Study Afro-Cuban Religion (2013), as well as the editor of several volumes on Caribbean and Afro...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (1): 28–58.
Published: 01 February 2006
... who came to the region ot build the canal, complained of social and structural racism. 2. The reference to the Haitianization of Cuba is from the following: Pedro Pérez Sarduy and Jean Stubbs, Introduction: Race and the Politics of Memory in Contemporary Black Cuban Consciousness in Afro-Cuban...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (2 (47)): 104–110.
Published: 01 July 2015
... that I was omitting this series from my chapter in part because of the exhaustive scholarship on it, I also confessed that I disliked that work and considered it the least moving of her oeuvre. I found in the series problematic appropriations of Afro-Cuban religion and iconography and a frustrating...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 155–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., DC: Three Continents, 1983), 25. 13 Edward Kamau Brathwaite, History of the Voice: The Development of Nation Language in Anglophone Caribbean Poetry (London: New Beacon, 1984), 6, 13, 13. 12 See Stephan Palmié, Wizards and Scientists: Explorations in Afro-Cuban Modernity...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 120–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... having to do with the ideological irreconcilability of the identity projects that shaped him. Also, other proto-Afro-Latinxs pursued equally valid strategies for chipping away at the global assemblage that is racial-colonial-heteropatriarchal capitalism (e.g., Afro-Cuban antiracists who returned...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 197–200.
Published: 01 July 2021
... is the author of Antiracism in Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution (2016) and an editor of Afrocubanas: History, Thought, and Cultural Practices (2020). O dette C asamayor -C isneros is a Cuban-born writer and scholar and associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Focused on the Afro–Latin...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 45–62.
Published: 01 November 2021
....” That his popularity coincided with the early republic’s policy to “Whiten” the island was not as such accidental. 21 Nor should it come as any wonder that Torriente (White, male, and wealthy) had no sympathy for Black, feminist, or labor advocates. His cartoons routinely lampooned Afro-Cuban civil...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 142–151.
Published: 01 March 2020
...-century black women writers from the Hispanic Caribbean who were a vital part in the revolutionary movement. I am grateful that she writes their names, Juana Pastor and Eloisa Piñeiro. To this moment, there is no book-length study focused on the Afro-Cuban and Afro–Puerto Rican women who worked alongside...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 155–166.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., and the rhymed contrapunteos of the inland peasantry and the Afro-Cuban curros .” 44 And thus in closing he offers one final figure for the restoration of this contrapuntal dialectics of Cuban culture in the fanciful or utopian allegory of the marriage of tobacco and sugar where these two complementary...