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Cuban Women Writers

Imagining a Matria

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Part of the New Concepts in Latino American Cultures book series (NDLAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Madeline Cámara Betancourt
    Pages 1-17
  3. Madeline Cámara Betancourt
    Pages 53-83
  4. Madeline Cámara Betancourt
    Pages 137-147
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 149-191

About this book


Betancourt examines women's writings in relation to language, power, sexuality and race in contemporary Cuba, analyzing the creation of alternative matria frameworks that enunciate a feminist/feminine perspective of the nationalist discourse.


Baroque language postmodernism women

About the authors

MADELINE CAMÁRA BETANCOURT is Associate Professor of World Languages at the University of South Florida, USA.

Bibliographic information


"Though the author does not aspire to rewrite the history of women's writing or Cuban literature, her previous comprehensive works on escritoras cubanas certainly make her an authoritative voice. Similarly, the copious endnotes point readers to appropriate sources for fuller discussion, so the book will indeed prove a useful survey of Cuban women writers." - J.M. Beatson, Choice