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Always Rebellious/Cimarroneando: Selected Poems by Georgina Herrera

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Poetry. African & African American Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. Women's Studies. Translated from the Spanish by Maria Rodriguez-Alcala, Juanamaria Cordones-Cook, and Alexander Cordones Cook. Compiled by Juanamaria Cordones-Cook and edited by Sara E. Cooper. Winner of the 2016 International Latino Book Award for Best Bilingual Poetry Book. This bilingual volume of poetry ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published November 1st 2014 by Cubanabooks
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Gina
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very stirring, and I like having the Spanish and English side by side, especially with poetry.

Strong themes of acceptance and connection, although the one that hit me most, Elogio Para Las Negras Viejas De Antes, basically spoke of an irreparable loss. Still, overall the collection is full of satisfaction and joy.
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Jan 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is wonderful. The poems are what I think of as representational lyric confessional; descriptive without much figurative or abstract language, they are almost portraiture. Representational in two senses: in the artistic sense in that it intently recreates images of the world surrounding the poet, like representational painting; but also in the sense of Neruda's "voice for those who cannot speak", the role of the poet to remember, to bear witness to oppression, inequality, suffering, har ...more
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Born in Jovellanos, Matanzas province, in Cuba, she began writing as a very young woman. Her first collection of poems, Gentes y cosas (People and things), was published in 1974; a second collection, Granos de sol y luna (Seeds of Sun and Moon), appeared in 1978. She works as a scriptwriter for the Cuban Institute for Radio and Television.

(from Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby)

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