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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Lebensgeschichte eines entflohenen Negersklaven aus Cuba, von ihm selbst erzdhlt.

Biografía de un cimarrón – William Rowlandson – Oxford University Press

Henze also set a poem, “Patria” for his song-cycle, Voices. The Politics of Color: The Autobiography of a Runaway Slave. From he headed the Havana-based Fernando Ortiz Foundationwhich promotes and preserves the works of migueel mentor, who was a prominent anthropologist and scholar of Afro-Cuban culture. In Germany the book was published in its seventh edition in under the title: Esteban Montejo y Mera, resident of Lajas, born in Sagua, single, of age and farmer In Oriente, the armed forces under General Jose de Jesus Monteagudo, another man from the circle around Mituel Miguel Gomez – who was at that time president of the Republic – took vigorous repressive action against “negroes.

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. Inan election year, the leaders of this “forbidden” party, Evaristo Estenoz and Pedro Ivonet, in an effort to exert political pressure to ek the recog- nition of their party, incited a revolt in the Eastern province of Oriente, in the tradition of the fights for independence.

Though not a member of the Communist Party, he remained in Cubafaithful to the Castro regime.

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It was as if the powerful orishas were reaching out to the reader from the imaginary spaces of the text to spirit him away to the worlds of Esteban Montejo.

It was perhaps easier to bypass the entire episode altogether, erasing it from the record. Though he underwent his early education in the U. Raza, clase y action colectiva en Cuba, In spite of being a classic and compulsory reading for schools and introductory seminars at universities, cimardon book, in the course of its life on paper, has frequently been the object of criticism stemming for the most part from historians. Thus Barnet virtually erased about sixty years of Montejo’s life, or at least chose not to adapt them for his literary life and for posterity.

Another interpretation, however, characterized the apparent deviation of the leaders of PIC away from the program of equality by taking an inte- grationalist stance as “racism. Carmen de Burgos Abigail Lee Six. Nonetheless, the heroic perspectives of Cuban history as portrayed in the s and s have in the meantime been overtaken by disillusionment and revision.

A wave of speculation stirred Cuba Martinez Ortiz Mesa redonda sobre el testimonio. It drew former slaves, both male and female, as well as many agricultural workers, crafts- men, and smallholders. 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. Migue at first somewhat sceptical we took up the trail and found very convincing historical data, namely primary sources which prove miguwl existence of a man called “Esteban Montejo y Mera” in the Cruces, Lajas, Palmira, and Cienfuegos area in the years between and Yndice alfabetico y defunciones del Ejercito Libertador de Cuba.

Cimarron was attributed very little scholarly value, if any at all. Leipziger Beitrage zur Universalge- schichte und vergleichenden Gesellschaflsforschung, 1. My real middle name is Mesa. The adaptation by Barnet, however, has avoided almost any reference to particular or identifiable events, particularly the “guerra de razas. Miguel Barnet’s Biography of a Runaway Slave: Contemporary ethnography is based almost entirely on fieldwork and requires the complete immersion of the anthropologist in the culture and everyday life mivuel the people who are the subject of his….


But perhaps Barnet would consider writing a new epilogue for the next edition or translation of Cimarron, or perhaps publishing the long announced second volume about Montejo, so that the discussion can move forward. Choose your country or region Close. March Learn how and when to remove this template message.

But then came exams that called for other gods. He was a merchant of Spanish descent.

In these works, a subject who has been interviewed on tape by the writer tells his life in the first person. In the other provinces they were few in number, and the alzamientos in the Cienfuegos area were quickly sup- pressed Bronfman Neither of those has “Mera” as second surname segundo apellido.

Wikimedia Foundation, 14 Apr. First of all the mambises received a small sum of money when they handed in their arms licenciamiento. In college, Barnet went to study anthropology and sociology at the University of Havana.

Barnet came from a prominent Cuban family of Catalan descent.

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This “agreement” was intended to ensure the re-election of Jose Miguel Gomez. Thank you for your feedback. Consultado el 24 de enero de Social Banditry and Peasant Protest in Cuba, They had mostly settled in Cruces, Lajas, or Palmira afterjust like Esteban Montejo, trying to start a new life. 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: