Biography of a Runaway Slave / Edition 1

Biography of a Runaway Slave / Edition 1

by Miguel Barnet, Esteban Montejo
     
 

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

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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.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880684184
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Edition description:
Rev. ed
Pages:
217
Sales rank:
227,821
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Translator's Preface

Slavery
     First Memories
     Life in the Barracoons
     Life in the Woods

The Abolition of Slavery
     Life in the Sugarmills

The War of Independence
     Life during the War

Afterword

Footnotes

Glossary

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