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- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 70.00
The Caribbean imagination as framed within a Dutch historical setting has deep Portuguese-African roots. The Seven Provinces were the first European power, in the first half of the 17th century, to challenge the Iberian countries directly for a share in the slave trade. This book analyzes the philosophy underlying this transoceanic link, when contacts... more...
- Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 89.99
Acknowledged Legislator: Critical Essays on the Poetry of Martín Espada is the first-ever edited collection on poet and activist Martín Espada. With the aid of contributions by established scholars who have a specialized interest in the poet?s life and work, its principal aim is to argue for a long overdue critical awareness of and cultural appreciation... more...
- Lehigh University Press 2014; US$ 69.99
Ortiz?s work is an essential cornerstone in the development of Afro-Hispanic literature of the diaspora, since the depth and breadth of his writings provide insights into some of the major cultural issues and dilemmas that have plagued Ecuadorian, and to some degree, much of Latin American society in general, for centuries. However, the significance... more...
- University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95
Using feminist and womanist theory, Simone Alexander takes as her main point of analysis literary works that focus on the black female body as the physical and metaphorical site of migration. She shows that over time black women have used their bodily presence to complicate and challenge a migratory process often forced upon them by men or patriarchal... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
This text explores how Afro-Brazilians define their Africanness through Candomblé and Quilombo models, and construct paradigms of blackness with influences from US-based perspectives, through the vectors of public rituals, carnival, drama, poetry, and hip hop. more...
- University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 74.95
Costumbrismo, which refers to depictions of life in Latin America during the nineteenth century, introduced some of the earliest black themes in Cuban literature. Rafael Ocasio delves into this literature to offer up a new perspective on the development of Cuban identity, as influenced by black culture and religion, during the sugar cane boom. Comments... more...
- Bucknell University Press 2011; US$ 69.99
Afro-Cuban identity in Post-Revolutionary Novel and Film examines the changing discourse on race as portrayed in Cuban novels and films produced after 1959. more...