Afro-Cuban Identity in Post-Revolutionary Novel and Film: by Andrea Easley Morris

By Andrea Easley Morris

Afro-Cuban id in Post-Revolutionary Novel and movie examines the altering discourse on race as portrayed in Cuban novels and movies produced after 1959. Andrea Easley Morris analyzes the artists’ participation in and wondering of the innovative government’s revision of nationwide id to incorporate the original event and contributions of Cuban women and men of African descent. whereas the Cuban revolution introduced sweeping adjustments that drastically greater the cloth situation of many Afro-Cubans, on the time overrepresented between Cuba’s negative and marginalized, the government’s legit place used to be that racial inequities have been resolved as early as 1962. even though a extra open discussion on race used to be lower brief, the paintings of a number of novelists and movie administrators from the past due Sixties and 70s expresses the necessity to discover what was once received and misplaced via 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 id that happened after the revolution and, extra particularly, they discover where of Afro-Cuban identification inside a broader proposal of innovative “Cubanness.” this happens via an emphasis on Afro-Cuban cultural practices that experience constituted different types of resistance to colonial and neo-colonial oppression. This e-book examines the id conflicts portrayed in those works and takes into consideration the artists’ negotiation in their personal prestige in the innovative context via taking a look at the narrative techniques used to deal with racial matters in the constraints put on cultural construction in Cuba after 1962.

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