Afro - Hispanic Review

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring

A Transdiasporic Paradigm: The Afoxé Filhos De Gandhy
It is eleven o'clock on a hot morning in the city of Salvador, in the northeastern coastal state of Bahia, Brazil [. . .] A large group of men have donned long white tunics, they have decorated themselves with white terrycloth turbans, each with a large...
Editor's Note
The Caribbean continues to garner the attention of scholars of different countries and regions; at least this has been my impression as I have traveled to such diverse places as the tundra of a wintry day in Iowa City and the tropical city-state of Singapore...
Foucault, Genocide, Criminology, and Eugenics: Reflections on the Work of Freddy Prestol Castillo
A Foucauldian reading of the work of dominican author, jurist, and criminologist Freddy prestol castillo has much that is unflattering to teach ius about the relationship between genocide, criminology, race, and the nation state, not only in the dominican...
From "Ritual" to "Repertory": Dancing to the Time of the Nation
In 1976 Fidel Castro declared Cuba an "african Latin" nation.1 one could argue that this declaration was simply a natural conclusion about Cuba's national identity based on an acknowledgment of the majority population of african descent. However, behind...
"I Am Sincerely One of You": Translating and Re-Membering in Norberto P. James Rawling's Poetry
Within norberto P. James Rawlings's poetry lies an interesting dynamic, a kind of tension invoked between an isolation of the "self" that comes from having to embody a number of cultures and languages and a sense of belonging to all of these worlds....
Nationalist Rhetoric and Suppression of Black Consciousness: Literary Whiteness in Poems by Federico Escobar and Gaspar Octavio Hernández
The black man wants to be white. For the black man there is only one destiny. And it is white.-frantz fanon1The works of the afro-hispanic poets federico escobar (1861-1912) and gaspar octavio hernández (1893-1918) illustrate the tension that race created...
Representations of Slavery and Afro-Peruvians in Flora Tristán's Travel Narrative, Peregrinations of a Pariah
From 1833-1834, Frenchwoman Flora Tristán made a year-long journey to Peru and later published the narrative of her experiences with the title, Peregrinations of a Pariah 1833-1834 [Les Pérégrinations d'une paria 1833-1834; 1838]. This text is of interest...