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Re-writing the history of the Afro-Cuban woman: Nancy Morejon's "Mujer Negra"

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Rosegreen-Williams,Claudette (Author)
Journal Article
Publication Date:
spring 2002
United States: Vanderbilt University, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Literature, Poetry, Feminism, Morejón, Nancy
Discusses the poem, Mujer negra (1975), by Caribbean writer Nancy Morejón. Focuses on how the poem departs from the traditional aesthetic and sexual discourses which lead to the mythification and marginalization of black women. Highlights the methods by which the black female persona subverts these established discourses and creates a counter-discourse to re-define herself and her New World experience. Details the ideological underpinnings involved in this process.;