Historias 95 – African Spiritualism and Emancipation in Cuba with Matthew Pettway

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Dr. Matthew Pettway joined Steven to discuss his new book Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection: Manzano, Plácido, and Afro-Latino Religion. By focusing on the Afro-Cuban poets Juan Francisco Manzano and Gabriel de la Concepción Valdés, known as Plácido, Pettway explores how they intertwined Spanish and African bodies of knowledge to create a narrative of emancipation in nineteenth-century Cuba.

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Intro/Outro: youtu.be/2NqzePPhp7E