Monday, March 1, 2010

The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

by Margarita Engle



Spanning the years 1850–1899, Engle's poems construct a narrative woven around the nation's Wars for Independence. The poems are told in alternating voices, though predominantly by Rosa, a "freed" slave and natural healer destined to a life on the lam in the island' s wild interior.

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