Subject: Latin America: Religion

Afro-Cuban Religions
Barnet, Miguel (translated by Christine Ayorinde; illustrated by Siegfried Kaden)

Subject: Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, Religion

African cults and religions enrich all aspects of Cuba’s social, cultural, and everyday life and encompass all ethnic and social groups. Politics, art, and civil events such as weddings, funerals, festivals, and carnivals all possess distinctly Afro-Cuban characteristics. Miguel Barnet …

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Cuban Festivals: A Century of Afro-Cuban Culture
Bettelheim, Judith, editor

Subject: Caribbean

Bettelheim describes the secular rituals and celebrations of Cuban culture. The editor’s black-and-white photos shed additional light on these little-known rituals. This edition features the first English translation of the article “Afro-Cuban Festivals” by Afro-Cuban Studies founder Fernando Ortiz, complete …

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Tropical Diaspora: The Jewish Experience in Cuba
Levine, Robert S.

Subject: Caribbean, Jewish Studies ,History

.”a comprehensive and absorbing account of the travails of Cuban Jews… Cuba did not conform to the behavior of a classical dictatorship in its struggle to chart its own path, but perhaps it is this nonconformity that makes it such …

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