"WEST AFRICA TO CUBA CONNECTION" Cuba Favorite Tip by cochinjew

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Favorite thing: Two countries where people looks so CUBAN that I do double takes..Isnt she so and so from Baracoa? I would enquire internally while walking the beaches of Paraty, looking at an olive skinned beauty with straight black flowing hair..The men of Ouidah ( ajuda em portuguese) Benin looked so cuban and to boot had the same Santos that I immediately fell in with them.
But what the woman of cuba have is that lazy air of indifference which their west african sisters flaunt!!! Yoruban scholars come to cuba to study the language because it has maintained its purity, and words forgotten in their original yorubaland.
How warm is to see the Cuban blacks and not so blacks so proudlyembracing their african heritage, a serenity of belonging. Compare that with the american blacks, burdened with the social construction of slavery, however horrible it may have been, despite their name, african americans, reject their origin...of african ways of thinking.. Tragedy..nothing to do with slavery or atlantic crossing but the loss of identity and playing the fool to the masters bell, even to this day. You see this to a great extent in other caribbean islands as well, notably in jamaica where the blacks negate their african origins and say ridiculous things like, I am English or Welsh....

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  • Written May 27, 2003
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