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Heaven of Drums

Heaven of Drums

by Ana Gloria Moya
     
 

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This story of love and revolution takes place during the Argentine struggle for independence (1810-1820) and focuses on the character of the national hero, Manuel Belgrano. However, Belgrano's story is told through the voices of the real heroes of the novel-María Kumbá a mulatto healer-priestess, fighter, and nurse to the common soldiers; and

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This story of love and revolution takes place during the Argentine struggle for independence (1810-1820) and focuses on the character of the national hero, Manuel Belgrano. However, Belgrano's story is told through the voices of the real heroes of the novel-María Kumbá a mulatto healer-priestess, fighter, and nurse to the common soldiers; and Gregorio Rivas, mestizo son of a well-to-do Spanish businessman.

Sky of Drums is filled with political and personal intrigue. At the core of the novel is the issue of racial discrimination. Belgrano is blinded to the love Maríahas for him and the good counsel she has to offer because of his contempt for blacks. His open contempt for Rivas as a mestizo leads to his death. Rivas becomes María's lover but is always haunted by María's evident adoration of Belgrano. The manner in which the love-hate triangle plays out is filled with surprises and cuts to the heart of Argentina's troubled identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931896252
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2006
Series:
Lannan Translation Series
Edition description:
Translatio
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Ana Gloria Moya was born in 1954 in Tucumán, Argentina. She has published three works of fiction that have won a number of awards in her native country. Sky of Drums won the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize awarded at the International Guadalajara Book Fair. She is currently a lawyer in the Province of Salta, Argentina.
Nick Hill is professor emeritus from Fairfield University, where he taught Latin American Literature. He has published essays on Spanish American Literature, translations of Miguel Barnet's Biography of a Runaway slave and Rachel's Song, and an award-winning poetry chapbook. He lives in Port Townsend, WA.

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