Afro-Cuban Religiosity, Revolution, and National Identity. CHRISTINE AYORINDE, Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2004.

Adrian H. Hearn


The topic of Ayorinde's book is timely considering the public emergence of Afro-Cuban religions during the years since the collapse of Communist Eastern Europe and the ensuing economic crisis in Cuba. While a number of studies have approached Afro-Cuban ethnicity from historical and (to a lesser extent) sociological perspectives, Ayorinde's book offers an account of the political significance of Afro-Cuban cultural heritage in the historical formation of Cuban national identity. 


Cuba, afro, identity, Revolution,

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