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The Image of Black Women in Twentieth Century South American Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology

edited and translated by Ann Venture Young
ISBN: 978-0-89410-276-9
1987/250 pages


Exploring the negra archetype in literature, this anthology presents the work—both the original Spanish version and the English-language translation—of 15 poets from Colombia, Equador, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Young’s extensive introduction traces the black woman’s image from Hispano-Arabic poetry to the 20th century poetry of South America.


Ann Venture Young is associate professor of Spanish at Morgan State University.