Reyita: The Life of a Black Cuban Woman in the Twentieth Century
Book: Reyita: The Life of a Black Cuban Woman in the Twentieth Century , by Maria de los Reyes Castillo Bueno, Daisy Rubiera Castillo, Anne McLean (Translator), Elizabeth Dore, ISBN10: 0822325934, ISBN13: 9780822325932, Duke University Press Books, January 2000, Paperback
María de los Reyes Castillo Bueno (1902–1997) was a mother, laborer, and activist living in Cuba during the twentieth century.
Daisy Rubiera Castillo, the author’s daughter, is founder of the Fernando Ortiz African Cultural Centre in Santiago de Cuba. In addition to the Spanish edition of Reyita, published in 1997, she is the author of Black Women in Cuba: From the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries.
Oral history of an elderly black woman recounting the story of her nine decades in Cuba.
Especially fascinating are [Reyita s] herbal remedies for infertility, restoring virginity, and contraception which, Reyita advised, could be achieved by dabbing honey in the vagina. Try getting that information from your local pharmacy!
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