By Georgina Herrera,Rolando Estévez,Juanamaría Cordones-Cook,Sara E. Cooper,María Rodríguez-Alcalá,Alexander Cordones-Cook

ISBN-10: 0982786069

ISBN-13: 9780982786062

Poetry of beginning, ache, heartbreak, and comfort through Afro-Cuban Georgina Herrera.

This bilingual quantity of poetry introduces the original voice of Cuban author Georgina Herrera, whose poetry is galvanized through her African historical past and her adolescence poverty and repression. Eliseo Diego calls Herrera's paintings poetry of starting place, discomfort, heartbreak, and comfort. Herrera manages to remodel her discomfort into valuable aesthetic elements of her paintings, which aspect to a legacy of sorrow and sacrifice inherited. although she certainly has suffered, Georgina Herrera possesses braveness, strength, and a penetrating intelligence observed by means of a profound experience of dignity and an age-old knowledge that let her to "take to the hills" and run away with the intention to pass on and let us know of either "the truths" of her cultural reminiscence and people of her brain, of her soul, and of her massive adventure gathered in seventy five years packed with nervousness, exclusion, violence, and discrimination. on the finish, her self-definition is in detail concerning validation of dignity and empowerment, hard the illustration imposed upon the black woman.

Of African descent, Georgina Herrera (April 23, 1936 -) used to be born in Jovellanos, the capital of Matanzas, to a relations with nice delight in its racial pedigree. From an uneducated historical past, she was once stated in an atmosphere missing in simple fabric assets, not to mention books. This domestic used to be managed through a repressive patriarchal hand with principles of obedience that discouraged pondering, and accordingly, by means of extension, incomprehensive of this daughter's rebellious lively and poetic inclination. Georgina by no means thought of submission a attainable substitute and her irrepressible cimarron rebelliousness led her to precise an overflowing creativity. Her writing revolves round subject matters of gender, Afro-Cuban heritage, and the African legacy. Her paintings has been translated to numerous languages and has received a lot attractiveness out of the country and in Cuba.

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