un cimarron, confusedly, yet significantly translated into English as The Aut Autobiography of a Runaway Slave, edited by Miguel Barnet, translated from. Miguel Barnet, (born January 28, , Havana, Cuba), novelist, poet, Barnet is best known for his Biografía de un cimarrón (; Biography of a Runaway. M. Zeuske The Cimarrón in the archives: a re-reading of Miguel Barnets biography of Esteban Montejo In: New West Indian Guide/ Nieuwe West-Indische Gids.

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Leipziger Universi- tatsverlag, pp. Inin the jurisdiction of Cienfuegos alone, one hundred black and mulatto men, many of them veterans, and most agricultural workers, peas- ants, and some young urban people, seem to have, like Esteban Montejo,19 participated in armed protest in support of the PIC. Esteban ,iguel y Mera, resident of Lajas, born in Sagua, single, of age and farmer The Afro-Cuban Struggle for Equality Religions et croyences populaires dans Biografia de un cimarron de M.

Montejo expe- rienced much more than the events of the forty years of the nineteenth century which Barnet adapted for his book. Nonetheless, the heroic perspectives of Cuban history as portrayed in the s and s have in the meantime been overtaken by disillusionment and revision. Zur politischen Partizi- pation von Afrokubanern wahrend des kubanischen Unabhangigkeitskrieges und der ersten Jahre der Republik – eine regionale Bafnet. The extensive introduction focuses on three main areas: It was under licence to the Frankfurt am Main based Insel Publishing Company and – from today’s point of view – contained a poor foreword and a faulty apparatus criticus.

En su ensayo La Novela Testimonio: Within its broad framework, the genre of the novel has encompassed an…. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. The law muguel here is the so-called “Enmienda Morua”, i.

Some Cuban specialists even sus- pected that Barnet had more or less invented Montejo and that a real historical figure of this name had perhaps never existed at all.


This “agreement” was intended to ensure the re-election of Jose Miguel Gomez. Revista de critica literaria latinoamericana Gaceta Oficial de la Repiiblica de Cuba.

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Mesa redonda sobre el testimonio. They mainly invested the money in agricultural pro- duction. Click here migule sign up. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Esteban Montejo y Mera, resident of Cruces, born in Sagua, single, of age and farmer [agri- cultor] Losada ,tomo barne, julio defolio r- r. A dangerous man in case of trouble.

The cimarro contract from the Archive ,iguel the Province of Cienfuegos states that Montejo, at the end of Februaryreceived pesos from Don Andres Marfa Gonzalez y Mora 10 with a certain Eduardo Guzman y Macfas acting as a middleman. Despite these flaws, however, the willing reader was carried off to such mystic places as Sagua la Grande, Cruces, Lajas, and Palmira, where he could take a seat in the rocking chair next to the centenarian narrator, or follow him on his escape to the mountains and rise with him against the Spaniards and slaveholders.

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Help us improve this article! Lebensgeschichte eines entflohenen Negersklaven aus Kuba, von ihm selbst erzahlt.

Die diskrete Macht der Sklaven: Lords of the Mountain: This classic sugar region which at the end of the nine- teenth and the beginning of the twentieth century boasted the largest sugar factories centrales attracted many free black agricultural workers after the abolition of slavery and after the War of Independence against Spain. The literary figure Montejo introduces himself in Cimarron as follows: Las tres partes son: Neither Bamet nor his book were in any way the reason for choosing the area in Cuba which happens to be Esteban Montejo’s field of activities, the hinterland barneg Cienfuegos.


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Equality of the “races” was one, if not the essential social focus of this program. Skip to main content.

They came from the jurisdiction of Cienfuegos or from the town of Cienfuegos itself, from the province of Las Villas and from the provinces of Matanzas, La Habana, Oriente, or Pinar del Rio. It imguel from this circle of Liberals that some of the most influential Cuban politicians later emerged.

Both the biography and the conduct of Montejo are in line with the pattern of the lives of the several hundred black or colored former mam- bises who have been examined in the course of the Cienfuegos project. Though not a member bbarnet the Communist Party, he remained in Cubafaithful to the Castro regime.

The second body of sources comprises newspaper reports from The adaptation by Barnet, however, has avoided almost any reference to particular or identifiable events, particularly the “guerra de razas. Miguel Barnet, etn6grafo y narrador.

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Views Read Edit View history. Perhaps this memory was too distressing even for Montejo himself.

He would then have lived over a third of his life in the nineteenth century, and sixty years in the twentieth century. Historia y Grafi’a 2: But our intentions are not to create a literary account. Barnet came from a prominent Cuban family of Catalan descent. Third, and this seems to be the most important result of the present article, several of Montejo’s statements in the narrative itself have been enhanced by the new findings described here.