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Book Launch for Afrocubanas: History, Thought, and Cultural Practices

Fri, November 13th, 2020
12:00 pm
- 1:30 pm

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Book Launch for Afrocubanas: History, Thought, and Cultural Practices

Join Williams and Davidson Colleges for the launch of Afrocubanas: History, Thought, and Cultural Practices. Originally published in Spanish and edited by Cuban historian Daisy Rubiera Castillo and playwright and theater critic Inés María Martiatu Terry, this ground-breaking edited collection is the first work of its kind. It places the experiences of black and mulata women at the center of Cuban history. The book provides new histories, analysis, and testimonies about black women’s lives to challenges negative stereotypes about black women in Cuba.

In dialogue with Professor Neil Roberts from Williams College, Dr. Devyn Spence Benson (the editor for this translation) will share the process that led to the new English edition (Rowman and Littlefield, 2020), examine the politics of translating black Cuban women’s experiences into English, and explore how translation serves as an act of radical black feminism.

Sponsored by the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Program in Democratic Studies, Africana Studies, and Latina/o Studies at Williams College and Davidson’s Africana Studies and Latin American Studies Departments.

All are welcome to attend, but registration is required. Register here.

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