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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Biograffa de un cimarron.

The law mentioned here is the so-called “Enmienda Morua”, i. Nach Tonbandaufnamen herausgegeben von Miguel Barnet. Miguel Barnet’s “novela testimonio” Bio- grafia le un cimarron: Published by Manchester University Press.

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Consultado el 24 de enero de You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. Montejo gave an account of everyday life: Either way, there are no references to his participation in the revolt. In the narrative Montejo presents them as his godparents.

In both instances, former witness Eduardo Guzman y Macfas lent him relatively small amounts of money which nevertheless must have been great sums to a cane cutter: The loan contract from the Archive of 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.


Perhaps this memory was too distressing even for Montejo himself. ximarron

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Du refus a la tolerance. Objections to Barnet and his Cimarron pertained to either his methodology or to the content as well as to the self-representation of the narrator. If copies of those tapes were to be deposited in public ar- chives, the research community would benefit immensely.

This begs the question why Barnet, or even Montejo himself, did not consider this part of Montejo’s biography to mivuel relevant and why Barnet simply deleted this period from the narrative of the former cimarronl A closer look at Cimarron barnrt it clear that the text does contain general statements by Montejo on the time afterparticularly on racial problems. Persistence and Change in Latin American History. InBarnet was intrigued by two newspaper articles reporting on Cuban citizens who had lived for more than a century.

In the narrative, the events of appear only in connection with Martin Moriia Delgado, situating the guerra de razas in Oriente: Entre la novela y el testimonio: Apendice al N, La Habana, martes 18 de agosto dep. Race, Labor, and Citizenship in Cuba: In Eo the book was published in its seventh edition in under rl title: Casa de las Americas This ‘Biography of a runaway slave’ is arguably the best-known book to have been written and published in revolutionary Cuba, being the testimonial narrative of Esteban Montejo, a former slave, runaway, and soldier in the Cuban wars of independence.

First of all the mambises received a small sum of money when they handed in their arms licenciamiento. At this point I should like to present the reader with a short reca- pitulation of my own experience of reading Montejo’s biography.


The text states that Montejo had some disagreement with the latter, the most important white criollo general, in and after They mainly invested the money in agricultural pro- duction. One article described an ex-slave and santera.

Such authenticity becomes complicated, however, when the bias and motive of the translator—in this case Cimarrln taken into consideration. The first set of sources in which Esteban Montejo is mentioned consists of the payrolls of veterans of the War of Independence fromwhich record their respective rights to be paid for their service.

Miguel Barnet

Raza, clase y action colectiva en Cuba, Founding parties “on the basis of race” was forbidden migel by the “Moriia Amendment”, which thus also applied to the PIC. While the pages of the historical textbooks of the time were filled with diagrams, structures, classes and other amorphous demons, this apparently simple testimonio-lext presented a free individual in tropical climes abounding with mighty African gods alongside real men and women.

University of North Carolina Press. Let us first discuss the most important documents: Leipziger Universi- tatsverlag, pp.