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By Jafari S. Allen

Promoting the innovative socialist undertaking of equality and dignity for all, the slogan ¡Venceremos! (We shall overcome!) seems all through Cuba, in every single place from newspapers to varsity work of art to nightclubs. but the accomplishments of the Cuban country are belied by way of the marginalization of blacks, the bias opposed to sexual minorities, and gender inequities. ¡Venceremos? is a groundbreaking ethnography on race, hope, and belonging between blacks in early-twenty-first-century Cuba, because the state opens its economic system to international capital. increasing on Audre Lorde’s imaginative and prescient of embodied, even “useful,” wish, Jafari S. Allen exhibits how black Cubans have interaction in acts of “erotic self-making,” reinterpreting, transgressing, and in all probability reworking racialized and sexualized interpellations in their identities. He illuminates intimate areas of autonomy created through humans whose multiply subaltern identities have rendered them illegible to country functionaries, and to so much students. In daily practices in Havana and Santiago de Cuba—including Santeria rituals, homosexual men’s events, hip hop concert events, the tourist-oriented intercourse exchange, lesbian organizing, HIV schooling, and simply striking out—Allen highlights small yet major acts of fight for autonomy and dignity.

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