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Exhibit Provides a Deep Dive into Afro-Cuban Religions and Folklore

Installation of Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking at Americas Society, on view October 9, 2018 – January 12, 2019. Photos: Arturo Sánchez.

October 31, 2018

The papers of noted Cuban ethnographer Lydia Cabrera, part of UM’s Cuban Heritage Collection, are featured in Americas Society exhibition in NYC.

To this day, the most comprehensive study of Afro-Cuban religions and customs in the world remains the oeuvre of Lydia Cabrera.

Writer, ethnographer, queer, white, upper middle class, independent thinker. All these adjectives describe Cuban-born Cabrera, who died in Miami in 1991, but not before leaving behind scores of books, documents, notebooks, religious artifacts, letters, and photographs that are permanently housed as the Lydia Cabrera Papers in the University of Miami Libraries Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC).

Many of those objects are now part of a new exhibit called Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking, which opened in early October at the Americas Society and Council of the Americas in New York City.(...)

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