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Nicolás Guillén: 1902-1989: Writer, Journalist, Social Activist Biography

Cuban Racism Influenced Early Work, Work Changed By Political Climate, Became The National Poet Of Cuba

Nicolás Guillén: 1902-1989: Writer, journalist, social activist.

When Nicolás Guillén passed away in 1989, many Cubans felt that they had lost a voice in the fight for freedom. Over his illustrious career as a political journalist and revolutionary poet, he spoke out against everything from racism against blacks in Cuba to oppression stemming both from the Cuban government and the United States attempted occupation of the country. By the end of his career, he was known as the national poet of Cuba and a social activist without comparison.

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