Bayamo, Oct 17 (ACN) Francisco Vicente Aguilera, My pen in emigration, a book that offers an unpublished fragment of the newspaper written by the hero in Paris, was presented today, in this eastern city, on the opening day of the XXVII edition of the Fiesta de la Cubanía.
Published by Ediciones Bayamo as a tribute to the patriot in the bicentennial year of his birth, the text by the authors Ludín Fonseca García and Isolda Martínez Carbonell unravels the period between January 1 and March 15, 1873, when Aguilera worked tirelessly in raising funds for the independence of Cuba.
The volume completes the publication of the memoirs of the patricio bayamés, since other fragments had previously seen the light, explained Fonseca García, historian of the National Monument City.
Many times we believed the task almost impossible, since it is an extremely extensive newspaper, but in the end the efforts of the Bayamo, Bologna and Social Sciences publishing houses allowed us to conclude the work, which should now help us to understand the thinking of a man who so many difficulties faced in pursuit of having a homeland.
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Held in the courtyard of the Casa de la Nacionalidad Cubana Center for Historical and Sociocultural Research, the presentation of the book was preceded by a panel that highlighted the ethics and virtuosity of Francisco Vicente Aguilera, from the family roots to the economic-social context where he he forged his revolutionary consciousness, and the last stormy years of life in exile.
Both activities, enriched by artistic brushstrokes that evoked essences of the culture and identity of the largest of the Antilles, officially opened the scientific program of the XXIX Theoretical Crucible of Cuban Nationality Event.
This meeting, whose first edition took place in 1992, was one of the platforms that inspired the emergence in 1994 of the Fiesta de la Cubanía, with which the province of Granma celebrates the Day of Cuban Culture every October 20, in homage to the public interpretation of the La Bayamesa warrior march, which became the National Anthem.