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Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba

Andrea J. Queeley


During Cuba’s Special Period, the children and grandchildren of early twentieth-century British West Indian immigrants spearheaded the revitalization of Anglo-Caribbean Cuban institutions and community. By turning an ethnographic lens on those black Cubans in Santiago and Guantánamo who were moved to “rescue their roots” nearly seventy years after the bulk of immigrants arrived in Cuba, this book provides insight into racial politics in revolutionary Cuba and, more importantly, into local and regional identity formations that can emerge from intra-Caribbean migration. Andrea Queeley argues tha ... More

Keywords: Cuba, intra-Caribbean migration, racial politics, transnationalism, Blackness, diaspora, belonging, Cuban revolution, Special Period

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813061092
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813061092.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrea J. Queeley, author
Florida International University