Creole Voices: Poems in French By Free Men of Color, First Published in 1845.
A Blockson 101 title: “I have never been lucky enough to acquire a copy of this extremely rare item, I do have a copy of a reprint entitled Creole Voices, Poems in French by Free Men of Color. My centennial edition translated in English was published by The Associated Publishers in 1945. First published in 1845 and edited by Armand Lanusse, Les Cenelles is an anthology of French poetry of 19th century Louisiana with the best collection of verse written by free blacks and Creoles [...] (quoting Tinker:) the first anthology of Negro verse ever published in Louisiana, possibly in the United States, and as such, it becomes a significant milestone in the Negro’s long road toward education.”
Description: Creole Voices: Poems in French By Free Men of Color, First Published in 1845.
Washington, D.C. The Associated Publishers, Inc, 1945. 130pp. First edition, thus. Publisher’s brown and black-lettered cloth, glassine wrapper. Light foxing to top and fore-edges else a near fine copy.
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