Narrativa afrocubana del nuevo siglo

Translated title of the contribution: Afro-Cuban narrative of the new century

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The 1989 implementation of the Special Period in Times of Peace led to a radical transformation of the sociocultural context in Cuba. Among its many consequences, this article focuses on the resurgence of the debate on racial discrimination, and the representation of this discrimination on nine novels published in Cuba in the new century, all of them with an Afrocuban protagonist: Las criadas de La Habana [published in English: The Maids of Havana]; Maldita danza; En la prision de los suenos; El haren de Oviedo; Allegro de habaneras; Mulato; Palimpsesto; La soledad del tiempo y La Catedral de los Negros.
Translated title of the contributionAfro-Cuban narrative of the new century
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)163 - 185
Number of pages23
JournalRevista de Critica Literaria Latinoamericana
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Cuba
  • Afro-descendent
  • Special period
  • Racial discrimination

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