Song for Anniho

Song for Anniho

by Gayl Jones
     
 
This exquisite book-length poem is set in colonial Brazil, following the destruction of Palmares, the last of seven fugitive slave enclaves beset by the Portuguese. Amid the flight and reenslavement of its inhabitants emerges the love story of Anninho and Almeyda, former African slaves. Song for Anninho offers readers some of Gayl Jones's very best verse.

Overview

This exquisite book-length poem is set in colonial Brazil, following the destruction of Palmares, the last of seven fugitive slave enclaves beset by the Portuguese. Amid the flight and reenslavement of its inhabitants emerges the love story of Anninho and Almeyda, former African slaves. Song for Anninho offers readers some of Gayl Jones's very best verse.

Editorial Reviews

Jennifer Sperry
Song for Anninho has an organic composition and is exquisitely crafted. The language is subtle and melliflous, with not a shard of sentimentality. These elements together make a new voice, a new song to heal the old wounds of persecution. Jones has created a tribute to a story which is generally known, but whose details have been lost to history.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807068557
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
04/30/2000
Series:
Bluestreak Series
Edition description:
None
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

Gayl Jones was born in Kentucky in 1949. She attended Connecticut College and Brown University, and has taught a Wellesley College and the University of Michigan. Her other books include THE HEALING (1998 National Book Award Finalist and New York Times Notable Book of the Year) and many others.

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