México, D.F. Presencia Latinoamerica, 1981. Later printing. Paperback. 56p., wrps. Fine. Item #186502
Poetry by Nicolás Guillén, (born July 10, 1902, Camagüey, Cuba—died July 16, 1989, Havana), Cuban poet of social protest and a leader of the Afro-Cuban movement in the late 1920s and ’30s. His commitment to social justice and membership in the Communist Party made him the national poet of revolutionary Cuba. Guillén read widely during his youth and abandoned law studies at the University of Havana in 1921 to concentrate on writing poetry. Of mixed African and Spanish descent, he combined a knowledge of traditional literary form with firsthand experience of the speech, legends, songs, and sones. 50th anniversary edition.