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Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection: Lecture

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 6:00 PM
This event has been cancelled due to Covid-19 response.

This lecture is a "fascinating discovery of the inception of both black Cuban literature and its Afro-Latino religious powers."

Matthew Pettway, PhD, is a native of Detroit, Michigan and an assistant professor of Spanish at the University of South Alabama.

In his first landmark book, Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection: Manzano, Plácido and Afro-Latino Religion, Dr. Pettway's research examines how Black Cuban writers engaged African spirituality behind the façade of Catholicism in an intellectual and aesthetic struggle against slavery.

Immediately following this free lecture in the General Motors Theater is a Q&A session and book signing.