Afro - Hispanic Review

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, Fall

Awakening the Caribbean African: The Socio-Political Poetics of Blas Jimenez
Literary history asserts that one of the earliest collective articulations of the plight and condition of the Black Diaspora in the western hemisphere occurred from the mid-nineteenth century to the initial decades of the twentieth century with the rise...
Demand from a Maroon
Demands from a MaroonIDo you remember Christopher?the one and the samethe second rate navigatorthe one that arrived in 1492Do you remember him Quisqueya?or should I call you Hispaniola?the little Spanish girlthe beloved daughter of Spainthat same Spain...
Ego Sum
Ego sumNi tez de nacar, ni cabellos de oro vereis omar de galas mi figura; ni la luz del zafir, celeste y pura, vereis que en mis pupilas atesoro.Con piel tostada de atezado moro; con ojos negros de fatal negrura, del Ancon a lafalda verde oscura naci...
Malambo
Translated by Emmanuel HarrisChapter IThe events of this story occur from the tropic of the mangrove and the orchids that are borne in the air, to the cold, transparent blue of the Strait of Magellan. Its concentric sides meet in the Ciudad de los Reyes...
The Gift of Sab
The extent to which Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda's novel Sab is an abolitionist text is debatable. In an incisive contribution to the on-going discussion Jerome Branche draws attention to what he considers to be a "remarkable blind spot" in feminist...
There Is a Violent Sea Pregnant with Promises
There is a violent sea pregnant with promisesCaribbeanbeneath your suncreator of the future consciousnessforger of cosmopolitan culturesyou are the universal manin nostalgic memories of a yesterdaycivilized farces in imperialistic epochsthey left plunder...
The River Plate Tango: Etymology and Origins
In all of the literature written about the origins and history of the tango, only some authors adhere to the possibility of its having had its roots in Africa. Jorge Rivera (1976), for example, dedicates a chapter to the discussion of the tango's "black...
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