The Poet Slave of Cuba (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

Together we belonged
along with countless others
human beasts of burden
to the proud Marquesa . . .

Juan Francisco Manzano has never known any other life. Born into the household of a wealthy slaveowner in Cuba in 1797, he spent his early years by the side of a woman who made him call her Mamá, even though he had a mama of his own. Denied an education, young Juan still showed an exceptional talent for poetry. His verses reflect the beauty of his world, but they also expose its hideous cruelty.

In powerful, haunting verses of her own, Margarita Engle evokes the voice of the Poet Slave of Cuba.

GENRE
Kids & Young Adults
NARRATOR
YC
Yesenia Cabrero
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
02:04
hr min
RELEASED
2009
May 12
PUBLISHER
Listening Library
SIZE
63.6
MB

Customer Reviews

coco54321 ,

summer reading

I had to read this book for summer reading and i have to admit it's pretty good