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Manuel Zapata Olivella Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0696
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of Zapata Olivella, noted Afro-Colombian novelist, anthropologist, folklorist, physician and playwright who was known throughout Latin America as the “Dean of Black Hispanic Writers.” The collection provides a unique window on the history and society of Colombia and on people of African descent in the Americas as a whole.

Dates: 1897-2004; bulk circa 1960s-2004

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  • Language: Spanish; Castilian X
  • Subject: Oral history X

 

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