By Solimar Otero
Afro-Cuban Diasporas within the Atlantic global 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 neighborhood grew to become referred to as the Aguda. This group equipped their very own local that celebrated their Afrolatino history. For those Yoruba and Afro-Cuban diasporic populations, nostalgic structures of family members and group play the function 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 group reinvention. via ethnographic fieldwork and learn in folkloristics, Otero finds that the Aguda determine strongly with their Afro-Cuban roots in modern occasions. Their fluid identification strikes from Yoruba to Cuban, and again back, in a way that illustrates the really cyclical nature of transnational Atlantic group association. Solimar Otero is affiliate Professor of English and a folklorist at Louisiana kingdom college. Her examine 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 experiences in faith software (2009 to 2010), and a Fulbright award (2001).
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Afro-Cuban Diasporas in the Atlantic World by Solimar Otero