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  •  Thank you for this well-cited commentary... (1+ / 0-)
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    Kitsap River

    I'd like to see more commentary of this sort on the original peoples of the Western Hemisphere.

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      Crying in the Wilderness ISBN: 0380822717/ ISBN-13: 9780380822713

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      It is the Spanish/Sephardic version of Roots with the writer using data from Christobal's log as well as Bartolome's work and others to create a story of the birth of the Americas in the Caribbean. It is an amazing book which will keep you glued till the end as the two stories slowly entwine.

      The Caribbean Chronicles -
      CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS
      by Floydene Partain

      "The Caribbean Chronicles, spectacular five-century epic begins. Anacaona, near goddess to her people, wife to the fabled chieftan Caonabo of the Caribbean empire on Haiti. She would give courage to the son who became a fierce warrior, and shed tears for the beautiful daughter sold into slavery. Sephardic Daniel with his childhood sweetheart, Rachel, flee the Inquisition, leaving the Old World for the New. Fighting to build a haven for their love, and their son, they would be caught up in the violent birth of a world called America."

      This is a story of the fight for survival and preserving one's identity > Sephardic and Taino.

      I bought this book in 1983. It is now out of print but can be found online. What is interesting is that Partian used the data from Spain historical records and logs of Colon using the real Taino king and queen Anacaona and Caonabo to tell an epic of what happened in the Caribbean. I consider this book to be half fiction and half fact; a Caribbean roots.

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