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Quince Duncan is a finished learn of the broadcast brief tales and novels of Costa Rica’s first novelist of African descent and one of many nation’s so much esteemed modern writers.
 
The grandson of Jamaican and Barbadian immigrants to Limón, Quince Duncan (b. 1940) contains own stories into tales approximately first new release Afro–West Indian immigrants and their descendants in Costa Rica. Duncan’s novels, brief tales, recompilations of oral literature, and essays in detail show the demanding situations of Afro–West Indian agreement employees and the struggles in their descendants to be famous as electorate of the kingdom they helped convey into modernity.
 
Through his storytelling, Duncan has turn into a massive literary and cultural presence in a rustic that cast its nationwide identification round the leyenda blanca (white legend) of a rural democracy confirmed by means of a homogeneous crew of white, Catholic, and Spanish peasants. by way of featuring legends and tales of Limón Province in addition to discussing the complicated problems with id, citizenship, belonging, and cultural exile, Duncan has written the tale of West Indian migration into the professional literary discourse of Costa Rica. His novels Hombres curtidos (1970) and Los cuatro espejos (1973) particularly painting the Afro–West Indian neighborhood in Limón and the cultural intolerance encountered by way of these of African-Caribbean descent who migrated to San José. simply because his paintings follows the ancient trajectory from the 1st West Indian employees to the modern matters of Afro–Costa Rican humans, Duncan is as a lot a cultural critic and sociologist as he's a novelist.
 
In Quince Duncan, Dorothy E. Mosby combines biographical details on Duncan with geographic and cultural context for the research of his works, in addition to plot summaries and thematic discussions fairly important to readers new to Duncan.

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