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Biography of a Runaway Slave

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Publisher Comments:

...a powerful account of a vanished world...invaluable.-Newsweek

"Its contribution to our understanding of Cuban history and national temperament is no less than its immense appeal as a human testament....All the fire and dash of the Cuban character, the refusal ever to cringe or to give up, take on flesh and meaning in the reminiscences of this stubborn veteran."-Times Literary Supplement

Miguel Barnetlives in Havana, Cuba, where he was born in 1940. He is the originator of the tradition of "Testimonial" fiction in Latin American letters, and he remains the genre's acknowledged master.

Synopsis:

In this remarkable testimony, Cuban novelist and anthropologist Miguel Barnet presents the narrative of 105-year-old Esteban Montejo, who lived as a slave, as fugitive in the wilderness, and as a soldier in the Cuban War of Independence. Honest, blunt, compassionate, shrewd, and engaging, his voice provides an extraordinary insight into the African culture that took root in the Caribbean.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-213).

About the Author

Miguel Barnet lives in Havana, Cuba, where he was born in 1940. He is the originator of the tradition of "Testimonial" fiction in Latin American letters, and he remains the genre's acknowledged master.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781880684184
Translator:
Hill, W. Nick
Author:
Montejo, Esteban
Author:
Barnet, Miguel
Author:
Hill, W. Nick
Publisher:
Curbstone Press
Location:
Willimantic, CT :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Fugitive slaves
Subject:
Cuba
Subject:
Plantation life
Subject:
Revolutionaries
Subject:
Plantation life -- Cuba -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 1994-865
Publication Date:
19950731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
217
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.3 in

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Biography » General
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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
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History and Social Science » Latin America » Cuba
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History and Social Science » World History » Cuba

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In this remarkable testimony, Cuban novelist and anthropologist Miguel Barnet presents the narrative of 105-year-old Esteban Montejo, who lived as a slave, as fugitive in the wilderness, and as a soldier in the Cuban War of Independence. Honest, blunt, compassionate, shrewd, and engaging, his voice provides an extraordinary insight into the African culture that took root in the Caribbean.

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