"This book is important because it is the first treatment of racial issues in contemporary Cuba that gives AfroCubans a voice."
"This beautiful, poignant collection of snippets of thoughtful reflections and conversations by a wide range of Afro-Cubans will go far toward understanding. It deftly cuts through the caricatures, myths, stereotypes, and misconceptions about blacks, not only in Cuba, but also across much of the Americas."
"A commendable treatment of a thorny topic. Its clear prose and the frankness of its subjects makes it accessible to both the specialist and anyone interested in the complex nature of social life in present-day Cuba. This impressive introduction holds much promise for future works in this series."
--Florida Historical Quarterly
"An important work for all those interested in contemporary race relations and one I highly recommend."
"Offers a refreshing account of race, nation, and culture in Cuba. . . . Afro-Cuban Voices will interest scholars in anthropology, literature, ethnic studies, and cultural studies."
"For students unfamiliar with Cuban history, this volume is an insightful preamble to more detailed treatments of particular topics."