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Book
xlvi, 185 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction: Memory and politics in the writing of Biography of a runaway slave / William Luis
  • Slavery
  • First memories
  • Life in the barracoons
  • Life in the woods
  • The abolition of slavery
  • Life in the sugar mills
  • The war of independence
  • Life during the war
  • Afterword.
Originally published in 1966, Miguel Barnet's Biography of a Runaway Slave provides the written history of the life of Esteban Montejo, who lived as a slave, as a fugitive in the wilderness, and as a soldier fighting against Spain in the Cuban War of Independence. A new introduction by one of the most preeminent Afro-Hispanic scholars, William Luis, situates Barnet's ethnographic strategy and lyrical narrative style as foundational for the tradition of testimonial fiction in Latin American literature. Barnet recorded his interviews with the 103-year-old Montejo at the onset of the Cuban Revolution. This insurgent's history allows the reader into the folklore and cultural history of Afro-Cubans before and after the abolition of slavery. The book serves as an important contribution to the archive of black experience in Cuba and as a reminder of the many ways that the present continues to echo the past.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780810133419 20160619
Green Library
FORCED MIGRATIONS
Book
217 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
FORCED MIGRATIONS
Book
223 p. 21 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
FORCED MIGRATIONS
Green Library
FORCED MIGRATIONS