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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Please help by adding reliable sources. He seconded Martfn Morua Delgado’s resolution to ban racist political parties in Cuba. Montejo appears as the classic example of a former slave who later became a cimarron, as well as a veteran who had been deprived of the fruits of his efforts in the War of Barnte by the Americans.

Lord Byron, British Romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination…. Apendice al N, La Habana, martes 18 de agosto dep. Montejo, as an ex-soldier with a long period of service, was entitled to an official payment of pesos of haberes.

In these works, a subject who has been interviewed on tape by the writer tells his life in the first person. The author transcribes and edits the material to give it final form. Leipziger Beitrage zur Universalge- schichte und vergleichenden Gesellschaflsforschung, 1.


A dangerous man in case of trouble.

Miguel Barnet

The regional coroneles, because of their patron-like relation to the veter- ans, played the major role in these transactions. The second body of sources comprises newspaper reports from This suggests that Guzman was in a special position of trust and perhaps patron to the former mambi Montejo.

En su ensayo La Novela Testimonio: The adaptation by Barnet, however, has avoided almost any reference to particular or identifiable events, particularly the “guerra de razas. After all, there are none or at least hardly any subjective testimonies of former slaves from which we can gain another possible view of that particular area during that period Lebensgeschichte eines entflohenen Negersklaven aus Kuba, von ihm selbst erzahlt.

In the town of Santa Isabel de las Lajas He would then have lived over a third of his life in the nineteenth century, and sixty years in the twentieth century. Help Center Find new research papers in: Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Dissertation, New York University.

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What do these events and the possible participation of Montejo mean with respect to the historical discourse of the early s in Cuba in which Barnet takes part? 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.


Skip to main content. In the first “black” party in the history of the Americas, the abovementioned Partido Independiente bafnet Color, was founded under the leadership of black veterans of the War of Inde- pendence. Testimonial Literature as History. Persistence and Change in Latin American History.

Biografía de un cimarrón

Our editors will migule what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. Perhaps this memory was too distressing even for Montejo himself. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Icmarron refus a la tolerance. Retrieved from ” https: Miguel Barnet’s “novela testimonio” Bio- grafia de un cimarron: Not only was the payment a long time in coming, but the topic itself was highly politicized and the criteria for payment remained uncertain for quite a while.

Miguel Barnet was born on January 28, in Havana, Cuba.

Miguel Barnetborn January 28,HavanaCubanovelist, poet, ethnographer, and expert on Afro-Cuban culture.