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The Resource Afro-Cuban diasporas in the Atlantic world, Solimar Otero

Afro-Cuban diasporas in the Atlantic world, Solimar Otero

Label
Afro-Cuban diasporas in the Atlantic world
Title
Afro-Cuban diasporas in the Atlantic world
Statement of responsibility
Solimar Otero
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Yoruba and Afro-Cuban communities moved across the Atlantic between the Americas and Africa in successive waves in the nineteenth century. In Havana, Yoruba slaves from Lagos banded together to buy their freedom and sail home to Nigeria. Once in Lagos, this Cuban repatriate community became known as the Aguda. This community built their own neighborhood that celebrated their Afrolatino heritage. For these Yoruba and Afro-Cuban diasporic populations, nostalgic constructions of family and community play the role of narrating and locating a longed-for home. By providing a link between the workings of nostalgia and the construction of home, this volume retheorizes cultural imaginaries as a source for diasporic community reinvention. Through ethnographic fieldwork and research in folkloristics, Otero reveals that the Aguda identify strongly with their Afro-Cuban roots in contemporary times. Their fluid identity moves from Yoruba to Cuban, and back again, in a manner that illustrates
  • The truly cyclical nature of transnational Atlantic community affiliation
  • "Afro-Cuban Diasporas in the Atlantic World is poised to make a contribution to issues of diaspora, identity, and culture within the understudied area of repatriated Africans and African-descended Latin Americans in Nigeria. Its strengths reside in its sound theoretical grounding in cultural studies, and in the interviews with those of Aguda heritage. Connecting the multilayered and multidirectional linkages of individuals and communities caught up in slavery and colonialism in the Atlantic world, this study will most certainly enhance the scholarship in African, African diaspora, Atlantic world, and Latin American studies."--Michele Reid Vazquez, assistant professor of Atlantic world history, Georgia State University --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Otero, Solimar
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora,
Series volume
[45]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yoruba (African people)
  • Yoruba (African people)
  • Yoruba (African people)
  • Cubans
  • Return migration
  • Nigeria
  • Cuba
  • African diaspora
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • African diaspora
  • Cubans
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Return migration
  • Yoruba (African people)
  • Yoruba (African people)
  • Yoruba (African people)
  • Cuba
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
Label
Afro-Cuban diasporas in the Atlantic world, Solimar Otero
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-239) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Grassroots Africans : Havana's "Lagosians" -- Returning to Lagos : making the Oja home -- "Second diasporas" : reception in the Bight of Benin -- Situating Lagosian, Caribbean, and Latin American diasporas -- Creating Afrocubanos : public cultures in a circum-Atlantic perspective -- Conclusion: flow, community, and diaspora -- Appendix: case studies of returnees to Lagos from Havana, Cuba
Control code
ocn642693335
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 247 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781580467056
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt22q3d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)642693335
Label
Afro-Cuban diasporas in the Atlantic world, Solimar Otero
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-239) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Grassroots Africans : Havana's "Lagosians" -- Returning to Lagos : making the Oja home -- "Second diasporas" : reception in the Bight of Benin -- Situating Lagosian, Caribbean, and Latin American diasporas -- Creating Afrocubanos : public cultures in a circum-Atlantic perspective -- Conclusion: flow, community, and diaspora -- Appendix: case studies of returnees to Lagos from Havana, Cuba
Control code
ocn642693335
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 247 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781580467056
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt22q3d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)642693335

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