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Viviendo la Herencia del Cimarrón: Raza y Rebelión en Cuba

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM // Monday, February 29, 2016 // Andrews Conference Room (SS&H 2203)
When Feb 29, 2016
from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
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Georgina Herrera (b. 1936 Matanzas, Cuba) is one of the leading Afro-Cuban poets today, having published eight collections of poetry to international acclaim. Herrera is well-known for her passionate treatment of African pride and women’s strength, which also are the main themes in her co-authored testimony Golpeando la Memoria: Testimonio de una Poeta Cubana Afrodescendiente. In this public presentation, in Spanish, Herrera will read from her poetry and share her own experiences as a black woman in pre- and post-revolutionary Cuba and offer social commentary about race relations in her country.

Presentation will be in Spanish and is open to the public. 

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