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Afro-Cuban Identity in Postrevolutionary Novel and Film: Inclusion, Loss and Cultural Resistance - Andrea Easley Morris

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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. Andrea Easley Morris analyzes the artists' participation in and questioning of the revolutionary government's revision of national identity to include the unique experience and contributions of Cuban men and women of African descent. While the Cuban revolution brought sweeping changes that vastly improved the material condition of many Afro-Cubans, at the time overrepresented among Cuba's poor and marginalized, the government's official position was that racial inequities had been resolved as early as 1962. Although a more open dialogue on race was cut short, the work of several novelists and film directors from the late 1960s and 70s expresses the need to explore what was gained and lost by Afro-Cubans in the early years of the revolution, among them Manuel Granados, Miguel Barnet, Nivaria Tejera, Sara GOmez, Cesar Leante, Tomas Gutierrez Alea, Sergio Giral, and Manuel CofiTho. Their works participate in the process of redefining Cuban national identity that took place after the revolution and, more specifically, they explore the place of Afro-Cuban identity within a broader notion of revolutionary "Cubanness." This occurs through an emphasis on Afro-Cuban cultural practices that have constituted forms of resistance to colonial and neo-colonial oppression. This book examines the identity conflicts portrayed in these works and takes into account the artists' negotiation of their own status within the revolutionary context by looking at the narrative strategies used to address racial issues within the constraints placed on cultural production in Cuba after 1962.

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Author(s):
Andrea Easley Morris
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 16 cm
Edition:
1st Edition, 2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1611484227
ISBN-13:
9781611484229
Number of pages:
177
Publisher:
Bucknell University Press
Title:
Afro-Cuban Identity in Postrevolutionary Novel and Film: Inclusion, Loss and Cultural Resistance

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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. Andrea Easley Morris analyzes the artists' participation in and questioning of the revolutionary government's revision of national identity to include the unique experience and contributions of Cuban men and women of African descent. While the Cuban revolution brought sweeping changes that vastly improved the material condition of many Afro-Cubans, at the time overrepresented among Cuba's poor and marginalized, the government's official position was that racial inequities had been resolved as early as 1962. Although a more open dialogue on race was cut short, the work of several novelists and film directors from the late 1960s and 70s expresses the need to explore what was gained and lost by Afro-Cubans in the early years of the revolution, among them Manuel Granados, Miguel Barnet, Nivaria Tejera, Sara GOmez, Cesar Leante, Tomas Gutierrez Alea, Sergio Giral, and Manuel CofiTho. Their works participate in the process of redefining Cuban national identity that took place after the revolution and, more specifically, they explore the place of Afro-Cuban identity within a broader notion of revolutionary "Cubanness." This occurs through an emphasis on Afro-Cuban cultural practices that have constituted forms of resistance to colonial and neo-colonial oppression. This book examines the identity conflicts portrayed in these works and takes into account the artists' negotiation of their own status within the revolutionary context by looking at the narrative strategies used to address racial issues within the constraints placed on cultural production in Cuba after 1962.

Author(s):
Andrea Easley Morris
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 16 cm
Edition:
1st Edition, 2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1611484227
ISBN-13:
9781611484229
Number of pages:
177
Publisher:
Bucknell University Press
Title:
Afro-Cuban Identity in Postrevolutionary Novel and Film: Inclusion, Loss and Cultural Resistance

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