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Hans Ulrich Obrist

Cabrera was a Cuban writer and activist who died in 1991. Her masterpiece, El Monte, is yet to be translated into English. It is a pioneering anthropological study of the African-Cuban traditions. She was the ultimate pilgrim, a witness and historian resistant to official histories, someone who was, as the great historian Eric Hobsbawm wrote, in relentless “protest against forgetting.”

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