Unvisibility Undone: Questioning Discourses of Power

By Maite Villoria Nolla.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Mayra Montero has always been searching a trans-Caribbean
identity throughout her works. In Son de Almendra, however,
Montero adopts the particular formula of Detective Fiction
to re-think the very meaning of Cubanity or Cubannness as
well as to question discourses of power that serve to
construct the Cuban nation.
In particular, this paper will examine the role of the
Chinese in the essence of Cubanity and the construction of
gender identity and masculinity in such patriarchal

Keywords: Cuban Detective Fiction, Mayra Montero, Cubanness, Chinese-Cuban, Gender Identity

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 11, pp.25-38. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.228MB).

Dr. Maite Villoria Nolla

Lecturer in Spanish, Modern Languages and Literatures, University of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

PhD (The University of Nottingham, UK) Currently teaching at the Modern Languages Department at the University of West Indies, Mona Campus. The teaching involves Language and Spanish/Spanish American Cultural Studies and Literatures. My research is focus on Hispanic Detective Fiction.


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