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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Revista de critica literaria latinoamericana Por ejemplo Montejo describe la vida en los barracones para los esclavos. Click here to sign up. 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.

The contracts in the notarial records reveal that Montejo had received these loans only through a recommendation by Migkel Guzman y Macfas, or rather through the loan society the latter had founded together with the longstanding secretary of the Ayuntamiento of Lajas and former autonomista, Agustfn Cruz y Cruz. The Autobiography of a Runaway Slave. But perhaps Barnet would consider writing a new epilogue for the cimarrno edition or translation of Cimarron, or icmarron publishing the long announced second volume about Montejo, so that the discussion can move forward.

Biography of a Runaway Slave. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a barnrt points in mind. El Cimarron en una cimarronada: The Cuban Revolution of had, even more radically than the Wars of Independence oftaken up the cause of equality of the “races.

Die diskrete Macht der Sklaven: Archived from the original on migkel Scholars have, for example, not only criticized the methods of this form of “oral history” as mimesis of a black narrator on the part of a white writer, but also Barnet’s principles of questioning and selecting material. In the narrative, the events of appear only in connection with Martin Moriia Delgado, situating the guerra de razas in Oriente: 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.


Though at first somewhat sceptical we took up the trail and found very convincing historical data, namely primary sources which prove the existence of a man called “Esteban Montejo y Mera” in the Cruces, Lajas, Palmira, and Cienfuegos area in the years between and The form encourages economy of setting, concise…. Gerardo Machado, later to become president and dictatorlikewise belonged to this group.

Biografía de un cimarrón

While investigating the participation of blacks in the guerra de razas inwe twice came across the name of Esteban Montejo among insur- gents listed in La Correspondencia, the newspaper from Cienfuegos. Her story is drawn from printed sources, and she is a composite of different real persons. It was perhaps easier to bypass the entire episode altogether, erasing it from the record.

The contract mentioned above suggests that in he was no longer a simple cane cutter, a labrador but that he may have been attempting to cultivate a plot of land of his own as an agricultor farmer ; in other words, he was trying to become a smallholder, even though he had only received about half of the amount of money he nominally had a right to. Instituto de Etnologi’a y Folklore. 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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Soon several companies came into existence and bought these legal titles at prices far below their actual value. Casa de las Americas But it is only the mulatto officer Campos Marquetti for whom a footnote is made.

Moreno had written a coherent Marxist analysis of the structural and social history of the core complex of sugar production under conditions of slavery in nineteenth-century Cuba whereas Barnet’s Cimarron migudl a literary history. There are good reasons for the supposition of Aline Helg Views Read Edit View history.

Thank You for Your Contribution! La historia aparece porque es la vida de un hombre que pasa por ella ” our work here is not history.


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

The contracts of Esteban Montejo were made, in connection with the so-called haberes share, pay, debt of the ELC. Raza, clase y action colectiva en Cuba, The note contains two statements which are out of context in Montejo’s narrative. Retrieved from ” https: Para llegar a Esteban Montejo: The adaptation by Barnet, however, has avoided almost rl reference to particular or identifiable events, particularly the “guerra de razas.

Biografía de un cimarrón – William Rowlandson – Oxford University Press

Ethnography, descriptive study of a particular human society or the process of making such a study. Even the harshest of critics used it whenever they were dealing with Cuban society of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Montejo parece estar preocupado con defender la moralidad de su existencia anti-social durante su relato.

The extensive introduction focuses on three main areas: After he had to eke out an existence as a black agricultural worker and sugar-cane cutter.

Not only were they miguek with respect to the lack of equality of the races, but also with respect to the lack of support for smallholders and the harsh treatment they received when they demanded improved living conditions for workers in the sugar industry or other production areas Scott, forthcoming.

Persistence and Change in Latin American History.