Afro-Cuban Religiosity, Revolution, and National Identity

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Afro-Cuban religions - especially the practice of santeria, based on West African traditions - are an essential aspect of contemporary Cuban identity, Christine Ayorinde argues, and their existence has forced the current revolutionary state into bizarre and contradictory positions. Ayorinde's bold assertion confounds official pronouncements about the irrelevance of religion in a modern socialist state. The revolutionary leadership has acknowledged the centrality of Cuba's African heritage, while upholding the idea of a ...

Afro-Cuban Religiosity, Revolution, and National Identity
2004, University Press of Florida

ISBN-13: 9780813027555

Hardcover

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