Lydia Cabrera

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Birthday
20, 1899
Birthplace
Cuba
Death Date
Sep 19, 1991 (92)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1899
Birthplace
Cuba
Death Date
Sep 19, 1991 (92)

About

Cuban author, poet, Afro-Cuban anthropologist and activist who wrote the 1954 work El Monte.

Before Fame

She moved to Paris in 1927 and lived there for eleven years while studying art.

Trivia

She wrote several works on the secretive Abakua sect, an Afro-Cuban religious group.

Family Life

She was one of eight children born to a wealthy, socially prominent Havana family.

Associated With

She left her native country following Fidel Castro's Cuban revolution and lived in Spain and Florida.