Global Migrations in Cuban and Cuban American Literature: What is Carried, What is Lost, and What is Left Behind

Lauren Reynolds
This dissertation examines the effects and consequences of migration in literature written by Cuban and Cuban American women. It considers the migrant’s adaptation to her new community and what she gains, preserves, and loses during this process. More specifically, it explores spectral representations of cultural inheritance, hybrid spiritual practices, and the representation of historically marginalized voices. The first chapter seeks to understand how four writers draw upon spectral presences to discuss Cuban identity in exile...
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