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By Andrea Easley Morris

ISBN-10: 1611484227

ISBN-13: 9781611484229

Afro-Cuban id in Post-Revolutionary Novel and picture examines the altering discourse on race as portrayed in Cuban novels and flicks produced after 1959. Andrea Easley Morris analyzes the artists’ participation in and wondering of the innovative government’s revision of nationwide identification to incorporate the original event and contributions of Cuban women and men of African descent. whereas the Cuban revolution introduced sweeping alterations that tremendously superior the cloth of many Afro-Cubans, on the time overrepresented between Cuba’s terrible and marginalized, the government’s respectable place used to be that racial inequities were resolved as early as 1962. even supposing a extra open discussion on race was once lower brief, the paintings of numerous novelists and movie administrators from the overdue Nineteen Sixties and 70s expresses the necessity to discover what used to be won and misplaced by means of Afro-Cubans within the early years of the revolution, between them Manuel Granados, Miguel Barnet, Nivaria Tejera, Sara Gómez, César Leante, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Sergio Giral, and Manuel Cofiño.

Their works perform the method of redefining Cuban nationwide identification that came about after the revolution and, extra in particular, they discover where of Afro-Cuban identification inside of a broader proposal of innovative “Cubanness.” this happens via an emphasis on Afro-Cuban cultural practices that experience constituted types of resistance to colonial and neo-colonial oppression. This e-book examines the id conflicts portrayed in those works and takes under consideration the artists’ negotiation in their personal prestige in the progressive context through taking a look at the narrative suggestions used to deal with racial matters in the constraints put on cultural construction in Cuba after 1962.

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