La Habana expuesta: antología bilingüe
This charming book reflects a frequent collaboration between longtime poet-contributor to Vigía, Nancy Morejón and Vigía’s artist co-founder, Rolando Estévez Jordan. Yemayá is the ocean goddess in Santería, an Afro-Caribbean religion rooted in Yoruba religious practices brought to Cuba by enslaved Africans. As “Mother of the waters” Yemayá is often depicted as a mermaid. The cross she carries reflects the syncretization of Santería with Christianity.
The book uses several traditional repurposed materials emblematic of Vigía: corrugated cardboard, butcher paper, paper cutouts, and checked fabrics of red and blue.