The Poet Slave of Cuba

The Poet Slave of Cuba

A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano

eBook - 2006
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Juan Francisco Manzano was born in 1797 into the household of wealthy slave owners in Cuba. He spent his early years at the side of his owner's wife, entertaining her friends. His poetry was his outlet, reflecting the beauty and cruelty of his world. Written in verse.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2006
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781466889637
1466889632
9780805077063
0805077065
Characteristics: 1 online resource (183 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Qualls, Sean, - Illustrator

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KRockstar10 Nov 22, 2013

Beautiful, touching biography of Juan Francisco Manzano, who endured years of brutal treatment at the hands of his Mistress. Despite her borderline insanity, Juan is able to memorize huge swaths of poetry in many languages, and these verses become his mental escape. Dark in some places, but not graphic

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EPLPicks_Teen Mar 13, 2010

A fictionalized account based on the autobiography of an extraordinary man, born into slavery in 1797. Grade 7 - 12

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