Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda - Sab

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Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda - Sab

  1. 1. Avellaneda’s Life  Born in Cuba on March 23, 1814, Died February 1, 1873  Came from a noble background of wealthy Spaniards  Was an avid reader and learner from early childhood  Wrote poems and plays from a young age
  2. 2. Avellaneda’s Life  Left for Spain at 22  Found fame in Spain for her writing  Began writing Sab in Spain  Tried to enroll in the Royal Academy in Spain but was not given admission because she was a woman  Moved back to Cuba in her late 40s where she continued writing until her death in 1873
  3. 3. Sab  Avellaneda’s most controversial book and her first novel  Published in 1841  Considered to be the Cuban version of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin  A literary protest against the practice of slavery
  4. 4. Sab  The story of an Afro-Cuban (Cuban of African descent) slave named Sab, who is in love with Carlotta, his master’s daughter  Addresses questions of moral superiority between black and white characters around the issue of slavery  Exemplifies the Cuban literary movement “Negrismo,” in which white authors represented black characters in positive ways and white characters in negative ways
  5. 5. Sab  Was banned in Cuba for its criticism of slavery  Was also considered scandalous because it addresses miscegenation, or interracial relationships  Contains parallels between inequalities experienced by black people and those experienced by women

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