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AfroPerú: Tras las huellas de la negritud en el Perú

Elisa Cairati


The purpose of this article is to develop a concrete investigation about the afro-descendants identities in
nowadays Peru through the analysis of the African presence in the colonial age, focusing on different phases such
as the abolition of slavery, the political independence and the statement of rights which for long time has been
denied to this social class, until the actuality. Further to the outlining of the historical and social background of the
afro element’s complexity in the survey of the variegated biological and cultural Peruvian mosaic, this case study
focus on the today’s afro-Peruvian identity’s question, investigating about characteristics, problems and ways of
interaction with the rest of the Peruvian population. Moreover, this analysis keeps track of the “negritude”, that
is the afro movement, in the Peruvian art, literature and culture. Thanks to a study experience in Peru of the
author, this piece offers also a picture of the current situation of afro-Peruvian communities and emphasizes the
social and cultural initiatives and also political measures taken in the last years in order to assert the distinctive
feature of the afro-Peruvian identity in Peru and all over the world.

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Culture e società ispanofone

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Altre modernità/ Otras modernidades/ Autres modernités/ Other Modernities            ISSN 2035-7680 Università degli Studi di Milano


UNIMI, Dipartimento di Lingue e letterature straniere

UNIMI, Dipartimento di Scienze della Mediazione Linguistica e di Studi Interculturali


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