Department of Literature and Modern Languages
Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal
1 & 2
As occurs with the female protagonists' connection with and devotion to goddess figures, La isla de los amores infinitos also stresses the powers that women themselves possess. Therefore, despite their ethnic background (Asian, African, or European or a mixture of the three), the women in Chaviano's novel possess clairvoyant abilities. According to the scholars, women subscribe to the practice, "... undoubtedly due to the spiritual possibilities it affords them, that they cannot find in mainstream religions. The spirit hierarchy is egalitarian; spiritual categories are not linked to age, race, class, or sex, and ascending in the spiritual pyramid is open to all".
Fuentes, Y. (2009). The Three Origins: The Cuban Ajiaco and Chinese Cuban Voices in the Narrative of Mayra Montero and Daína Chaviano. Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal, 7 (1 & 2), 1-12. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/shss_facarticles/437