Jimmy Yates and Langston Hughes Return to Spain

December 3, 2011

In a recent post in the Spanish-language blog FronteraD, filmmaker and novelist Alfonso Domingo reviews these two new books: Spanish translations of the memoirs of the Lincoln volunteer, James Yates (From Mississippi to Madrid:  Memoirs of an African-American in the Lincoln Brigade) and of the complete writings of Langston Hughes about the war in Spain.

The books have been published by the Biblioteca Afro Americana de Madrid (BAAM), a new initiative founded by the  writer and photographer, Mireía Sentís.  With the Yates and Hughes books, Sentís launches a project which plans to publish two books a year about Afro-American issues.  BAAM will also inaugurate a reference library on the subject in the Madrid neighborhood of Lavapiés, the emblem of  the remarkable racial, ethnic and cultural diversification which, over the last twenty years, has transformed Madrid and Spain.

Alfonso Domingo directed the documentary “Souls Without Borders:  The Abraham Lincoln Brigade” (with Tony Geist and Miguel Angel Nieto), and he is now working with Sentís on a feature length documentary about Jimmy Yates.  Stay tuned.


2 Responses to “ Jimmy Yates and Langston Hughes Return to Spain ”

  1. Reyes Lazaro on August 13, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    magnifico proyecto. Enhorabuena.

  2. Reyes Lazaro on August 13, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Magnifico proyecto. Enhorabuena. Que no se olvide.
    Reyes Lazaro