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Sugar, Cape and Port/Sugar, Cape and Port

Sugar, Cape and Port/Sugar, Cape and Port

SKU: BS33azu

In Sugar, Cape and Port, Dominican poet Juan Matos offers a deep look at a rarely examined aspect of the Afro-Caribbean community in the Dominican Republic. This set of epic poems explores the forces that clash and coexist in the sugar cane community the author called home. These profound, lyrical, and beautifully crafted verses are a tribute to the hard work, love, and hope of those Dominicans and Haitians who share that milieu without shying away from denouncing the segregation, racism and class discrimination that permeate their daily lives._cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ Matos' poetic voice speaks to the heart about the important theme of identity, and the need to rescue from oblivion the historic memory of places and people that seem condemned to oblivion after a century of being the backbone of a nation./// enSugar, Key and Port, Dominican poet Juan Matos offers an in-depth analysis of an aspect that is rarely observed in the Dominican Republic, such as the Afro-Caribbean community. This set of epic poems deals with the forces that collide and coexist in the sugarcane community that the author calls home. These intensely lyrical verses; beautiful and deeply elaborated, are an ode to the hard work, love and hope of Dominicans and Haitians who share the same environment without departing from the denunciation of segregation, the racism and classism that daily permeate their lives. Matos's poetic voice speaks vehemently about the important issue of identity, and the rescue of the historical memory of places and their people, who seem to be condemned to oblivion, after being the backbone of the nation for a century.

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