Friday, April 13, 2012

Because Black and Spanish Sounds So Good: Concha Buika

Hola Meltingpot Readers,

Yesterday I gave my lecture at Rowan University on the Black experience in Spain. Afterwards there was a reception and book signing and everyone started reminiscing about their travels to the Iberian peninsula. I got so "Spain sick." So, to soothe my Spanish soul I'm listening to Concha Buika. Why don't you join me?



Anonymous said... Check out Mefe. She also did a song with Mala Rodriguez. Mefe is also from Equatorial Guinea. I don't know if you have heard of María Nsué Angüe. She is the first woman from Equatorial Guinea to have a novel published. I came her across her literature thanks to the Lit class I am taking this semester. We only read a few of her poems. I am seriously thinking about having her novel "Ekomo" shipped to my house because I won't be back in Spain until 2013.

However because of this lit class, I have a personal reading list a mile long. We won't even talk about the graduate reading list!

Colombia Mami

Anonymous said...

Colombia Mami here again, I found this while looking for a copy of Nsué's book on amazon,

What differentiates emigration from exile? This book delves theoretically and practically into this core question of population movements. Tracing the shifts of Africans into and out of Equatorial Guinea, it explores a small former Spanish colony in central Africa. Throughout its history, many inhabitants of Equatorial Guinea were forced to leave, whether because of the slave trade of the early nineteenth century or the political upheavals of the twentieth century. Michael Ugarte examines the writings of Equatorial Guinean exiles and migrants, considering the underlying causes of such moves and arguing that the example of Equatorial Guinea is emblematic of broader dynamics of cultural exchange in a postcolonial world.

Based on personal stories of people forced to leave and those who left of their own accord, Africans in Europe captures the nuanced realities and widespread impact of mobile populations. Ugarte illustrates the global material inequalities that occur when groups and populations migrate from their native land of colonization to other countries and regions that are often the lands of the former colonizers. By focusing on the geographical, emotional, and intellectual dynamics of Equatorial Guinea's human movements, readers gain an inroad to "the consciousness of an age" and an understanding of the global realities that will define the cultural, economic, and political currents of the twenty-first century.

Anonymous said...

Antonio Carmona y Concha Buika.

LT said...

Thank you for this! I'm checking it all out.

Thanks for the link.

"Urth Eagle" said...

beautiful! Thank you for sharing!! Peace.