Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Handmade in CubaRolando Estévez and the Beautiful Books of Ediciones Vigía$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Ruth Behar, Juanamaría Cordones-Cook, and Kristin Schwain

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781683401520

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683401520.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use.date: 08 May 2021

“Vigía es Elegguá”

“Vigía es Elegguá”

Crossing and Dwelling in Barquitos del San Juan (2007)

Chapter:
(p.77) 6 “Vigía es Elegguá”
Source:
Handmade in Cuba
Author(s):
Kristin Schwain
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683401520.003.0007

In a 2007 issue of Ediciones Vigía’s magazine for young people, Barquitos del San Juan, Rolando Estévez Jordán pays homage to Elegua, one of the most important orishas in the transcultural religious system of Santería. Through visual and cultural analyses of the journal, this chapter shows how Vigía became an Elegua within Cuban culture. Ediciones Vigía opened doors between Cuban national identity and Afro-Cuban culture, a contentious but interdependent pairing that has animated Cuban life since the liberation wars in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Keywords:   Afro-Cuban culture, Ediciones Vigía, Elegua, liberation wars, Santería

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .