Afrocolombian Children's Book

In 1990, Colombia celebrated the Year of Culture. As part of the festivities, the government sponsored the creation of several children's books. Among them is a book entitled "Niños de Colombia Negra". It was written by Esmeralda Va Vliet.

It consists of several chapters:

#1 -- Del Congo al Magdalena -- This chapter discusses slavery and the arrival of the black slaves in Colombia at the port of Cartagena.

#2 -- Los caminos de la libertad -- Talks about Benkos (Domingo) Bioho, who founded the first freed slave city in the Americas and also mentions important dates in Afrocolombian history.

#3 -- Pueblos negros de Colombia -- Talks about the different regions where the majority of Afrocolombians live -- San Andrés, Costa Atlántica, Costa Pacífica, and the Valle Del Cauca.

The book is now out of print, but you can read it online here:


em and pete said…
This is great...thanks!

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