Race, Ethnicity, and Nation in Manuel Zapata Olivella's <i>¡levántate, Mulato!</i>


in Race, Colonialism, and Social Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032641
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038230 | DOI:
Race, Ethnicity, and Nation in Manuel Zapata Olivella's ¡levántate, Mulato!

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This chapter examines the concept of ethnicity and race in Manuel Zapata Olivella's ¡Levántate mulato!: Por mi raza hablara el espiritu. A cursory examination of Zapata Olivella's literary production reveals that identity has been a constant concern of this prolific author. One critic described ¡Levántate, mulato! as Zapata Olivella's most important statement on the Afro-Hispanic identity as well as a personal search for his own identity.

Keywords: Manuel Zapata Olivella; ¡Levántate mulato; race; ethnicity; Afro-Hispanic identity

Chapter.  8266 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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