JUAN FRANCISCO MANZANO AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SLAVE PDF

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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. As a youth, Manzano suffered the trials and horrors of slavery, and descriptions of several of his most difficult experiences comprise the bulk of his account. The narrative concludes with a brief synopsis of his successful escape from slavery. Some time after writing his autobiography in , he was falsely accused of participating in an anti-slavery conspiracy and imprisoned for a year.

After that, Manzano never wrote again. In addition to Manzano's poetry and narrative, Poems by a Slave includes a collection of anti-slavery materials compiled by Dr.

Richard Robert Madden Madden was born and died in Dublin, Ireland, but spent much of his life studying, traveling, and working in Paris, London, Naples, Jamaica, Cuba, Africa, and Australia.

A zealous abolitionist and reformer, Dr. Madden translated Manzano's narrative and poetry from the Spanish edition in To introduce the text, Dr. Madden included a preface and two of his own lengthy poems, one on the topic of slave traders, and the other on the evils of Cuban slavery. Manzano's narrative and a few of his poems follow Dr.

Madden's contributions. The appendix includes two interviews between Dr. Madden and two unidentified Cuban gentlemen; one examines the subject of Cuban slavery and the other concerns the state of Cuban religion.

Several other essays discuss the broad subjects of slavery and religion. A glossary of Creole terms completes the collection. Works Consulted: Boylan, Henry, ed. Monique Prince.

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The Autobiography of a Slave / Autobiografia de un Esclavo

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. Ivan Schulman introduces the text to place it in historical and cultural context.

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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. As a youth, Manzano suffered the trials and horrors of slavery, and descriptions of several of his most difficult experiences comprise the bulk of his account.

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