Juan Francisco Manzano

Juan Francisco Manzano (1797–1854) was born a slave in the Matanzas Province of Cuba during the colonial period. He wrote two works of poetry and his autobiography while still enslaved. ''The Autobiography of a Slave'' is the only existing documented account of 19th century Cuban Slavery and the only existing narrative account of slavery in Spanish America. Irish abolitionist Richard Robert Madden published his ''Poems by a slave in the island of Cuba'' in 1840. A second part to his autobiography was lost. He obtained his freedom in 1837 and later wrote a book of poems and a play Zafira. In 1844, Manzano was falsely accused of being involved in the conspiracy of La Escalera. After his release from prison in 1845 he did not publish again and died in 1854. Provided by Wikipedia
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