Madden, M. London: Thomas Ward and Co. Poems by a Slave contains a narrative and poems written by Juan Francisco Manzano Manzano was born a slave in Cuba and is considered one of the founders of Cuban literature. He is the only slave in Spanish American history to achieve success as a writer. According to the narrative, he experienced a relatively easy, carefree childhood.
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Language English Spanish. Edition Bilingual ed. Series Latin American literature and culture series Latin American literature and culture. Subjects Manzano, Juan Francisco, Slaves -- Cuba -- Biography. Summary "En face bilingual edition of only extant Latin American slave narrative written during slavery era. Original Spanish punctuation, spelling, and syntax corrected and modernized by Schulman; translation is of this new version of text. Introduction, notes, chronology give extensive background.
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Juan Francisco Manzano
Series: Latin American Literature Series. Juan Francisco Manzano , an urban slave who taught himself to read and write, and who ultimately achieved fame as a poet in Cuba's colonial slave society, wrote the only known autobiographical account of Latin American slavery. His narrative, composed in two parts, is a heart-rending history of the systematic, unrelenting destruction of human dignity and individual will. It bears the marks of slavery, not merely by virtue of the countless oppressive autobiographical events and the cruel punishments that are narrated, but also because of its unorthodox syntax and orthography in the original manuscript, and the destruction of the second half of Manzano's history which "disappeared" mysteriously during his lifetime and has never surfaced since. In this first bilingual edition of the volume, Evelyn Picon Garfield provides a careful translation of Manzano's somber narration.
The Autobiography of a Slave / Autobiografia de un Esclavo
Juan Francisco Manzano — was born a house slave in the Matanzas Province of Cuba during the colonial period. Manzano's father died before he was 15 and his only remaining family was his mother and two brothers. Manzano worked as a page through his whole life, which was a privileged job for a slave. He wrote two works of poetry and his autobiography while still enslaved. The Autobiography of a Slave is the only existing documented account of 19th-century Cuban slavery and the only existing narrative account of slavery in Spanish America. Irish abolitionist Richard Robert Madden published his Poems by a slave in the island of Cuba in He obtained his freedom in and later wrote a book of poems and a play Zafira.