The First New World Tragedy of Manuel Zapata Olivella’s Changó el Gran Putas

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  • Afro-Colombian Manuel Zapata Olivella's historical novel Changó el Gran Putas ( 1983)1 re-tells the history of the ... He uses both these myths and the written histories of the West to tell the struggles and deaths of black people who change the world. ... Since early Greek historians told history in a way that mimicked tragedy, this can be seen as a return to the origins of ... past—a term I borrow from Eugene Vance (1979, 379) and repurpose for this syncretic history of New World Slavery.
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  • Literary Criticism
  • International Standard Book Number (isbn) 10

  • 1498530214
  • International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9781498530217