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Negro soy yo : hip hop and raced citizenship in neoliberal Cuba

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Perry,Marc D. (Author)
Format:
Book
Publication Date:
2016-01-01
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9780822359852
Published:
Durham, NC: Duke University Press
ISBN:
9780822359852
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Race relations, Social conditions, Cuba, hip hop, Political aspects
Notes:
284 p., Explores Cuba's hip hop movement as a window into the racial complexities of the island's ongoing transition from revolutionary socialism toward free-market capitalism. Centering on the music and lives of black-identified raperos (rappers), the author examines the ways these young artists craft notions of black Cuban identity and racial citizenship, along with calls for racial justice, at the fraught confluence of growing Afro-Cuban marginalization and long held perceptions of Cuba as a non-racial nation.