La Paz, Bolivia: AJWS / Plural Editores, 2016. First Edition. Paperback. 182p., photos, tables, bibl., wrps. New. Item #63337
"La política de la saya: El movimiento afroboliviano" chronicles and analyzes the history of the Afro-Bolivian movement, dating back to the late 1980's when a group of students, mostly women, organized a group centered around the patron saint of Coroico, La Paz. Shortly after, the Saya Afroboliviana Cultural Movement was created, which played a decisive role in the reconstruction of afro identity in Bolivia. When the Afro-Bolivian Center for Integral and Community Development was developed in 2006, the small project to revitalize Afro culture became a political movement, and eventually the Bolivian constitution recognized the existence of Afro-Bolivian people. This work specifically examines the key moments in the development of the movement, the greatest challenges faced by Afro-Bolivian organizations in this process, the strategies used to take on these challenges, how the Afro-Bolivian identity was built, the movement's similarities and differences with indigenous and peasant movements and more.