By Solimar Otero

Afro-Cuban Diasporas within the Atlantic World 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 group turned often called 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 kin and group play the position of narrating and finding a longed-for domestic. through delivering a hyperlink among the workings of nostalgia and the development of domestic, this quantity re-theorizes cultural imaginaries as a resource for diasporic neighborhood reinvention. via ethnographic fieldwork and examine in folkloristics, Otero unearths that the Aguda determine strongly with their Afro-Cuban roots in modern occasions. Their fluid id strikes from Yoruba to Cuban, and again back, in a way that illustrates the actually cyclical nature of transnational Atlantic neighborhood association.

Solimar Otero is affiliate Professor of English and a folklorist at Louisiana kingdom collage. Her study 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 reports in faith software (2009 to 2010), and a Fulbright award (2001).

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