Afro-Cuban Diasporas in the Atlantic World by Solimar Otero

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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 grew to become often called the Aguda. This neighborhood outfitted their very own local that celebrated their Afrolatino background. For those Yoruba and Afro-Cuban diasporic populations, nostalgic buildings of kin and neighborhood play the function of narrating and finding a longed-for domestic. via offering a hyperlink among the workings of nostalgia and the development of domestic, this quantity re-theorizes cultural imaginaries as a resource for diasporic group reinvention. via ethnographic fieldwork and examine in folkloristics, Otero finds that the Aguda determine strongly with their Afro-Cuban roots in modern instances. Their fluid identification strikes from Yoruba to Cuban, and again back, in a fashion that illustrates the actually cyclical nature of transnational Atlantic group association. Solimar Otero is affiliate Professor of English and a folklorist at Louisiana country college. Her learn 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 furnish (2013), a fellowship on the Harvard Divinity School's Women's stories in faith application (2009 to 2010), and a Fulbright award (2001).

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23. ” 24. ” See also C. Fyfe, A History of Sierra Leone (Oxford, 1962), p. 4. 25. Caillié, Travels through Central Africa, p. 162. 26. Francesca Bray, “Patterns of Evolution in Rice Growing Societies,” Journal of Peasant Societies 11 (1983): 3–33. 27. Food and Agriculture Organization, Rice Mission Report to the Gambia (Rome, 1983). 28. Littlefield, Rice and Slaves; Joyce Chaplin, An Anxious Pursuit: Agricultural Innovation and Modernity in the Lower South, 1730–1815 (Chapel Hill, 1993). 29. See, for instance, Littlefield, Rice and Slaves, p.

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23. ” 24. ” See also C. Fyfe, A History of Sierra Leone (Oxford, 1962), p. 4. 25. Caillié, Travels through Central Africa, p. 162. 26. Francesca Bray, “Patterns of Evolution in Rice Growing Societies,” Journal of Peasant Societies 11 (1983): 3–33. 27. Food and Agriculture Organization, Rice Mission Report to the Gambia (Rome, 1983). 28. Littlefield, Rice and Slaves; Joyce Chaplin, An Anxious Pursuit: Agricultural Innovation and Modernity in the Lower South, 1730–1815 (Chapel Hill, 1993). 29. See, for instance, Littlefield, Rice and Slaves, p.

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