Reyita

Reyita
Author: María de los Reyes Castillo Bueno,Daisy Rubiera Castillo
Pages: 182
ISBN: 0822325934
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Duke University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Oral history of an elderly black woman recounting the story of her nine decades in Cuba.

SIMPLY REYITA

SIMPLY REYITA
Author: Daisy Rubiera Castillo
Pages: 184
ISBN: 1909013412
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Afro Latin America

Afro Latin America
Author: George Reid Andrews
Pages: 133
ISBN: 9780674545861
Available:
Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two-thirds of Africans, both free and enslaved, who came to the Americas from 1500 to 1870 came to Spanish America and Brazil. Yet Afro-Latin Americans have been excluded from narratives of their hemisphere’s history. George Reid Andrews redresses this omission by making visible the lives and labors of black Latin Americans in the New World.

Reclaiming Home Remembering Motherhood Rewriting History

Reclaiming Home  Remembering Motherhood  Rewriting History
Author: Verena Theile,Marie Drews
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781443810470
Available:
Release: 2009-05-05
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reclaiming Home, Remembering Motherhood, Rewriting History: African American and Afro-Caribbean Women’s Literature in the Twentieth Century offers a critical valuation of literature composed by black female writers and examines their projects of reclamation, rememory, and revision. As a collection, it engages black women writers’ efforts to create more inclusive conceptualizations of community, gender, and history, conceptualizations that take into account alternate lived and written experiences as well as imagined futures. Contributors to this collection probe the realms of gender studies, postcolonialism, and post-structural theory and suggest important ways in which to explore connections between home, motherhood, and history across the multifarious narratives of African American and Afro-Caribbean experiences. Together they argue that it is through their female characters that black women writers demonstrate the tumultuous processes of deciphering home and homeland, of articulating the complexities of mothering relationships, and of locating their own personal history within local and national narratives. Essays gathered in this collection consider the works of African American women writers (Pauline Hopkins, Toni Morrison, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Audre Lorde, Lalita Tademy, Lorene Cary, Octavia Butler, Zora Neale Hurston, and Sherley Anne Williams) alongside the works of black women writers from the Caribbean (Jamaica Kincaid and Gisèle Pineau), Guyana (Grace Nichols), and Cuba (María de los Reyes Castillo Bueno).

Ruptures Anti colonial Anti racist Feminist Theorizing

Ruptures  Anti colonial   Anti racist Feminist Theorizing
Author: Njoki Wane,Jennifer Jagire,Zahra Murad
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9789462094468
Available:
Release: 2014-02-07
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book provides tools and theoretical frameworks to make sense of how the world is regulated, governed, controlled with regard to the exclusivity of certain members of the society, and in particular, women from marginalized groups. This book, therefore, engages readers by asking thought-provoking questions to interrogate issues of marginality and oppression in society. The book, as a collective, provides an intellectual discourse on feminism, anticolonial thought and anti-racism. This book is a must read for scholars, activists, theorists and researchers who are seeking to rupture the borders of confinement and move beyond the imaginary margins created by organized structures in society.

Black Women as Custodians of History Unsung Rebel M Others in African American and Afro Cuban Women s Writing

Black Women as Custodians of History  Unsung Rebel  M Others in African American and Afro Cuban Women s Writing
Author: Paula Sanmartin
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781604978698
Available:
Release: 2014-03-28
Editor: Cambria Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is an essential addition to the study of comparative black literature of the Americas; it will also fill the gap that exists on theoretical studies exploring black women's writing from the Spanish Caribbean. This book examines literary representations of the historic roots of black women's resistance in the United States and Cuba by studying the following texts by both African American and Afro-Cuban women from four different literary genres (autobiographical slave narrative, contemporary novel on slavery, testimonial narrative, and poetry): Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) by the African American former slave Harriet Jacobs, Dessa Rose (1986) by the African American writer Sherley Ann Williams, Reyita, sencillamente: testimonio de una negra cubana nonagenarian [Simply Reyita. Testimonial Narrative of a Nonagenarian Black Cuban Woman] (1996), written/transcribed by the Afro-Cuban historian Daisy Rubiera Castillo from her interviews with her mother María de los Reyes Castillo Bueno, "Reyita," and a selection of poems from the contemporary Afro-Cuban poets Nancy Morejón and Georgina Herrera. The study argues that the writers participate in black women's self-inscription in the historical process by positioning themselves as subjects of their history and seizing discursive control of their (hi)stories. Although the texts form part of separate discourses, the book explores the commonalities of the rhetorical devices and narrative strategies employed by the authors as they disassemble racist and sexist stereotypes, (re)constructing black female subjectivity through an image of active resistance against oppression, one that authorizes unconventional definitions of womanhood and motherhood. The book shows that in the womens' revisions of national history, their writings also demonstrate the pervasive role of racial and gender categories in the creation of a discourse of national identity, while promoting a historiography constructed within flexible borders that need to be negotiated constantly. The study's engagement in crosscultural exploration constitutes a step further in opening connections with a comparative literary study that is theoretically engaging, in order to include Afro-Cuban women writers and Afro-Caribbean scholars into scholarly discussions in which African American women have already managed to participate with a series of critical texts. The book explores connections between methods and perspectives derived from Western theories and from Caribbean and Black studies, while recognizing the black women authors studied as critics and scholars. In this sense, the book includes some of the writers' own commentaries about their work, taken from interviews (many of them conducted by the author Paula Sanmartín herself), as well as critical essays and letters. Black Women as Custodians of History adds a new dimension to the body of existing criticism by challenging the ways assumptions have shaped how literature is read by black women writers. Paula Sanmartín's study is a vivid demonstration of the strengths of embarking on multidisciplinary study. This book will be useful to several disciplines and areas of study, such as African diaspora studies, African American studies, (Afro) Latin American and (Afro) Caribbean studies, women's studies, genre studies, and slavery studies.

Sandino s Daughters

Sandino s Daughters
Author: Margaret Randall,Lynda Yanz
Pages: 220
ISBN: 0813522145
Available:
Release: 1981
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in 1981 in the wake of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) revolution in Nicaragua, Sandino's Daughters can now be seen not as a triumph of revolutionary ideals, but as a triumph of the spirit. Through a series of interviews with participants at all levels in the resistance, Margaret Randall recounts the lives of ordinary women who became pillars of strength and perseverance during their decades-long involvement in the Sandinista struggle against the Somoza dictatorship. Believing firmly that women's liberation was inextricably linked with national liberation, many of these women were in the vanguard of the movement inspired by Augusto Sandino. At the peak of revolutionary activity, women from all classes and backgrounds comprised 30 percent of the Sandinista army. For many of these women, politics became one with the personal. Hindsight perhaps offers the greatest irony of the women's alliance with the FSLN in the fact that it was a woman, Violeta Chamorro, who challenged and defeated the Sandinistas in the free elections of 1990. Though lured by the revolutionary quixotism of a promise that lasted slightly more than a decade, the women of Sandino's Daughters will stand as a monument to all those who yearn to be free.

Living Outside the Lines

Living Outside the Lines
Author: Helen Lapakko
Pages: 420
ISBN: 9781491792711
Available:
Release: 2016-04-28
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Living Outside the Lines is a compilation of stories involving people who find ways to survive their unusual and distinctive realities. Eleven-year-old Alexandra is confined to a wheelchair. Six-year-old Maddie lives with a mom who deals drugs. Jai Ling confronts the wrenching issues of international adoption. Kirby tries to hang on to her sobriety while attending college. Kenneth, a young man with Aspergers and Tourettes, yearns to find someone who understands his musical genius. These and other stories take us on a fascinating journey of compelling people who have been forced to live outside the lines.

Escape from New York

Escape from New York
Author: Davarian L. Baldwin,Minkah Makalani
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780816688074
Available:
Release: 2013-09-01
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the midst of vast cultural and political shifts in the early twentieth century, politicians and cultural observers variously hailed and decried the rise of the “New Negro.” This phenomenon was most clearly manifest in the United States through the outpouring of Black arts and letters and social commentary known as the Harlem Renaissance. What is less known is how far afield of Harlem that renaissance flourished—how much the New Negro movement was actually just one part of a collective explosion of political protest, cultural expression, and intellectual debate all over the world. In this volume, the Harlem Renaissance “escapes from New York” into its proper global context. These essays recover the broader New Negro experience as social movements, popular cultures, and public behavior spanned the globe from New York to New Orleans, from Paris to the Philippines and beyond. Escape from New York does not so much map the many sites of this early twentieth-century Black internationalism as it draws attention to how New Negroes and their global allies already lived. Resituating the Harlem Renaissance, the book stresses the need for scholarship to catch up with the historical reality of the New Negro experience. This more comprehensive vision serves as a lens through which to better understand capitalist developments, imperial expansions, and the formation of brave new worlds in the early twentieth century. Contributors: Anastasia Curwood, Vanderbilt U; Frank A. Guridy, U of Texas at Austin; Claudrena Harold, U of Virginia; Jeannette Eileen Jones, U of Nebraska–Lincoln; Andrew W. Kahrl, Marquette U; Shannon King, College of Wooster; Charlie Lester; Thabiti Lewis, Washington State U, Vancouver; Treva Lindsey, U of Missouri–Columbia; David Luis-Brown, Claremont Graduate U; Emily Lutenski, Saint Louis U; Mark Anthony Neal, Duke U; Yuichiro Onishi, U of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Theresa Runstedtler, U at Buffalo (SUNY); T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, Vanderbilt U; Michelle Stephens, Rutgers U, New Brunswick; Jennifer M. Wilks, U of Texas at Austin; Chad Williams, Brandeis U.

Racial Politics in Post Revolutionary Cuba

Racial Politics in Post Revolutionary Cuba
Author: Mark Q. Sawyer
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1139448102
Available:
Release: 2005-11-28
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book analyzes the triumphs and failures of the Castro regime in the area of race relations. It places the Cuban revolution in a comparative and international framework and challenges arguments that the regime eliminated racial inequality or that it was profoundly racist. Through interviews, historical materials, and survey research, it provides a balanced view. The book maintains that Cuba has not been a racial democracy as some have argued. However, it also argues that Cuba has done more than any other society to eliminate racial inequality. The contemporary outlook of the book demonstrates how much of Cuban racial ideology was unchanged by the revolution. Thus, the current implementation of market reforms and in particular tourism has exacerbated racial inequalities. Finally, it holds that despite these shortcomings, the regime remains popular among blacks because they perceive their alternatives of the US and the Miami Exile community to be far worse.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781416544661
Available:
Release: 2006-01-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

Cuban Studies 34

Cuban Studies 34
Author: Lisandro Perez,Uva De Aragon
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0822942194
Available:
Release: 2004-02-01
Editor: University of Pittsburgh Pre
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press since 1985. Founded in 1970, it is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in both English and Spanish, a large book review section, and an exhaustive compilation of recent works in the field.

Golden Dawn Magic

Golden Dawn Magic
Author: Chic Cicero,Sandra Tabatha Cicero
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780738757988
Available:
Release: 2019-05-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to the Golden Dawn system of magic The Golden Dawn system of magic is known throughout the world as one of the most effective and comprehensive approaches to working with occult powers. But for beginners or intermediate practitioners, it can be difficult to know where to start and where to go for expert guidance. Golden Dawn Magic shares bite-sized exercises and meditations to help you build the skills that are needed for the more advanced rituals, guiding beginner and intermediate practitioners on a powerful journey of magical work. Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, senior adepts of the Golden Dawn, provide a firm foundation in practical Golden Dawn theory and methods, without the complex lessons and grades of more traditional approaches. This collection ofaccessible step-by-step instructions for visualization, meditation, energy projection, and working with willpower opens the doorways of magic. You will also discover hands-on exercises for learning the Golden Dawn's approach to esoteric arts like tarot and the Qabalah. Once you've mastered the fundamental skills, this book guides you through dozens of more advanced rites, rituals, and techniques, including: Greater and Lesser Banishing Rituals • Expanded Visualizations • Opening by Watchtower • Ritual of the Rose Cross • Prayer of Osiris • Exordiums of Thoth • Godform Assumption • Achieving Invisibility • Creating Your Own Talisman •Telesmatic Images • And Many More Whether you are just becoming interested in the Golden Dawn or you have already gained some experience in these methods, Golden Dawn Magic will be an extraordinary aid to you as you move forward on your journey in this powerful system of magic.

Black Women as Custodians of History

Black Women as Custodians of History
Author: Paula Sanmartin
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1624998194
Available:
Release: 2014-05-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is an essential addition to the study of comparative black literature of the Americas; it will also fill the gap that exists on theoretical studies exploring black women's writing from the Spanish Caribbean. This book examines literary representations of the historic roots of black women's resistance in the United States and Cuba by studying the following texts by both African American and Afro-Cuban women from four different literary genres (autobiographical slave narrative, contemporary novel on slavery, testimonial narrative, and poetry): Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) by the African American former slave Harriet Jacobs, Dessa Rose (1986) by the African American writer Sherley Ann Williams, Reyita, sencillamente: testimonio de una negra cubana nonagenarian [Simply Reyita. Testimonial Narrative of a Nonagenarian Black Cuban Woman] (1996), written/transcribed by the Afro-Cuban historian Daisy Rubiera Castillo from her interviews with her mother Maria de los Reyes Castillo Bueno, "Reyita," and a selection of poems from the contemporary Afro-Cuban poets Nancy Morejon and Georgina Herrera. The study argues that the writers participate in black women's self-inscription in the historical process by positioning themselves as subjects of their history and seizing discursive control of their (hi)stories. Although the texts form part of separate discourses, the book explores the commonalities of the rhetorical devices and narrative strategies employed by the authors as they disassemble racist and sexist stereotypes, (re)constructing black female subjectivity through an image of active resistance against oppression, one that authorizes unconventional definitions of womanhood and motherhood. The book shows that in the womens' revisions of national history, their writings also demonstrate the pervasive role of racial and gender categories in the creation of a discourse of national identity, while promoting a historiography constructed within flexible borders that need to be negotiated constantly. The study's engagement in crosscultural exploration constitutes a step further in opening connections with a comparative literary study that is theoretically engaging, in order to include Afro-Cuban women writers and Afro-Caribbean scholars into scholarly discussions in which African American women have already managed to participate with a series of critical texts. The book explores connections between methods and perspectives derived from Western theories and from Caribbean and Black studies, while recognizing the black women authors studied as critics and scholars. In this sense, the book includes some of the writers' own commentaries about their work, taken from interviews (many of them conducted by the author Paula Sanmartin herself), as well as critical essays and letters. Black Women as Custodians of History adds a new dimension to the body of existing criticism by challenging the ways assumptions have shaped how literature is read by black women writers. Paula Sanmartin's study is a vivid demonstration of the strengths of embarking on multidisciplinary study. This book will be useful to several disciplines and areas of study, such as African diaspora studies, African American studies, (Afro) Latin American and (Afro) Caribbean studies, women's studies, genre studies, and slavery studies.

Kabbalah Magic and the Great Work of Self transformation

Kabbalah  Magic  and the Great Work of Self transformation
Author: Lyam Thomas Christopher
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9780738708935
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on an innovative blend of Kabbalah and magic, a step-by-step program toward spiritual attainment guides readers through each level of the the Golden Dawn system of ritual magic and its corresponding sphere in the Kabbalah Tree of Life. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Biography of a Runaway Slave

Biography of a Runaway Slave
Author: Miguel Barnet
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780810133426
Available:
Release: 2016-04-15
Editor: Northwestern University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fiftieth Anniversary Edition Translated from the Spanish by W. Nick Hill Introduction by William Luis Originally published in 1966, Miguel Barnet’s Biography of a Runaway Slave provides the written history of the life of Esteban Montejo, who lived as a slave, as a fugitive in the wilderness, and as a soldier fighting against Spain in the Cuban War of Independence. A new introduction by one of the most preeminent Afro-Hispanic scholars, William Luis, situates Barnet’s ethnographic strategy and lyrical narrative style as foundational for the tradition of testimonial fiction in Latin American literature. Barnet recorded his interviews with the 103-year-old Montejo at the onset of the Cuban Revolution. This insurgent’s history allows the reader into the folklore and cultural history of Afro-Cubans before and after the abolition of slavery. The book serves as an important contribution to the archive of black experience in Cuba and as a reminder of the many ways that the present continues to echo the past.

Do a Mar a s Story

Do  a Mar  a s Story
Author: Daniel James
Pages: 316
ISBN: 082232492X
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Duke University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One woman’s testimonial about the Peron years sheds light on gender hierarchies, the role of women in industry, women as union militants, and the material culture of working class family life in Argentina.

SECOLAS

SECOLAS
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UVA:X030052911
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Freedoms Given Freedoms Won

Freedoms Given  Freedoms Won
Author: Kim D. Butler
Pages: 285
ISBN: 0813525047
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the 1998 Letitia Woods Brown Publication Prize Winner of the 1999 American Historical Association's Wesley-Logan Prize Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won explores the ways Afro-Brazilians in two major cities adapted to the new conditions of life after the abolition of slavery and how they confronted limitations placed on their new freedom. The book sets forth new ways of understanding why the abolition of slavery did not yield equitable fruits of citizenship, not only in Brazil, but throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. Afro-Brazilians in Sao Paulo and Salvador lived out their new freedom in ways that raise issues common to the entire Afro-Atlantic diaspora. In Sao Paulo, they initiated a vocal struggle for inclusion in the creation of the nation's first black civil rights organization and political party, and they appropriated a discriminatory identity that isolated blacks. In contrast, African identity prevaled over black identity in Salvador, where social protest was oriented toward protecting the right of cultural pluralism. Of all the eras and issues studied in Afro-Brazilian history, post-abolition social and political action has been the most neglected. Butler provides many details of this period for the first time in English and supplements published sources with original oral histories, Afro-Brazilian newspapers, and new state archival documents currently being catalogued in Bahia. Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won sets the Afro-Brazilian experience in a national context as well as situating it within the Afro-Atlantic diaspora through a series of explicit parallels, particularly with Cuba and Jamaica.

The Latin Americanist

The Latin Americanist
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: IND:30000092613029
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book: