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Race in Contemporary Cuba


Oct 26 2015


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Race in Contemporary Cuba

Race in Contemporary Cuba

Roberto Zurbano with Ned Sublette

Join us for a conversation with Roberto Zurbano, Cuban literary critic, social activist, and acclaimed writer about race in contemporary Cuba. The conversation will be moderated by Ned Sublette, musician and producer as well as author of Cuba and Its Music. The two will discuss Afro-Cuban literature, music and social activism.

Read Zurbano’s 2013 New York Times piece, For Blacks in Cuba, the Revolution Hasn’t Begun.

Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UNC-CH and Duke, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, and the Department of Language and Literature at NCCU. Banner image: “Havana, 2013” by Alex Webb/Magnum Photos.


Roberto Zurbano

Roberto Zurbano’s career began in the field of literary criticism and from there, went on to support the Cuban hiphop movement, which eventually evolved into his current work as a Cuban social activist. Zurbano was the Fall 2013 Scholar/Writer in residence of the Connecticut College Center for Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity. His…...

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Ned Sublette

Ned Sublette is the co-author with Constance Sublette of The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry (Lawrence Hill Books, 2015). He is also the author of The Year Before the Flood (Lawrence Hill Books, 2009); The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square…...

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