Song for Almeyda and Song for Anninho


Gayl Jones Published by Virago ISBN 9780349016825 EAN 9780349016825 DC|DCF Cover Hardback

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Jones renders the saga of Palmares, a foundational tale in the annals of colonial terrorism and Black resistance, in verse, told in the voices of the characters in her epic novel Palmares. In the late 17th century, the fugitive slave enclave of Palmares was destroyed by Portuguese colonists. Amid the flight and re-enslavement of Palmares’s inhabitants emerges the love story of Almeyda and Anninho.