Afro-Cuban Diasporas in the Atlantic World by Solimar Otero

By Solimar Otero

Afro-Cuban Diasporas within the Atlantic international explores how Yoruba and Afro-Cuban groups moved around the Atlantic among the Americas and Africa in successive waves within the 19th century. In Havana, Yoruba slaves from Lagos banded jointly to shop for their freedom and sail domestic to Nigeria. as soon as in Lagos, this Cuban repatriate group turned often called the Aguda. This neighborhood equipped their very own local that celebrated their Afrolatino historical past. For those Yoruba and Afro-Cuban diasporic populations, nostalgic buildings of kinfolk and neighborhood play the position of narrating and finding a longed-for domestic. by means of delivering a hyperlink among the workings of nostalgia and the development of domestic, this quantity re-theorizes cultural imaginaries as a resource for diasporic neighborhood reinvention. via ethnographic fieldwork and study in folkloristics, Otero unearths that the Aguda establish strongly with their Afro-Cuban roots in modern occasions. Their fluid identification strikes from Yoruba to Cuban, and again back, in a fashion that illustrates the really cyclical nature of transnational Atlantic group association. Solimar Otero is affiliate Professor of English and a folklorist at Louisiana nation collage. Her study facilities on gender, sexuality, Afro-Caribbean spirituality, and Yoruba conventional faith in folklore, literature and ethnography. Dr. Otero is the recipient of a Ruth Landes Memorial learn Fund provide (2013), a fellowship on the Harvard Divinity School's Women's stories in faith software (2009 to 2010), and a Fulbright award (2001).

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