PICHKA HARAWIKUNA: Five Quechua Poets by Julio Noriega--Ed. Bernuy

PICHKA HARAWIKUNA: Five Quechua Poets

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This slim volume introduces a new series of trilingual publications that sample poets from the indigenous cultures of Latin America, in this case the Peruvian Indians from the southern and central Andes. All five of the poets, now teachers in Lima, write in both Spanish and Quecha, and provide in simple language a record of their dual cultural identities, and a witness to the sad fate of their people, as well as the disappearance of their ancestral rites and myths. The oral tales and native songs by these previously untranslated poets will also appeal to readers interested in the anthro-poetics.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1998
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Latin American Literary Review