Ashé-Caribbean Literary Aesthetic in the Cuban, Colombian, Costa Rican, and Panamanian Novel of Resistance contributes to understanding the important role that African-influenced spiritualcultures play in literature that challenges the concept that European aesthetics are superior to African-inspired cultures. Thomas W. Edison highlights the novels of four courageous Caribbean writers who have used their novels to integrate aspects of African ontology with literary techniques, themes, and history. The common element in these works is the inclusion of African-inspired faith traditions and culture. As a result of this perspective, their literature stands out as keen examples of Ashé-Caribbean resistance literature. While each writer presents their unique literary style in the works, collectively they draw on a foundation of the Afro-Caribbean. The Circum-Caribbean region will be the geographical unit because of its collective history of slavery, colonial rule, and parallel patterns of religious syncretism. This book makes an important literary connection among Caribbean Hispanophone nations.
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: (De)constructing the Darker Image of Africa
Chapter Three: El reino de este mundo: The First Ashé-Cuban Novel of Resistance
Chapter Four: La paz del pueblo
Chapter Five: Cubena and Los nietos de Felicidad Dolores
Chapter Six: Manuel Zapata Olivella and Changó: el gran putas
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