Re-telling a Revolt

Monday, March 07, 2011

National Book Award finalist Kevin Young explores the complicated history of the Amistad slave rebellion in Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels. The book-length poem focuses on two helmsman: Cinque, the leader of the slave-ship mutiny, and James Covey, a North African who served as a translator for the jailed rebels. It's the fruit of over 20 years of historical research into the uprising.


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