The Saba Islander

by Will Johnson

Charles Borromeo Hodge

The Saba Islander

Charles Borromeo Hodge Jr.

       Son Of The Soil

Image (477) His beloved island of which he wrote such beautiful poetry.



     On January 10th, 2008, Mexican writer, poet and politician Andres Henestrosa Morales, a Zapotec Indian, died at his home in Mexico City. He died of pneumonia at the age of 101. He had been a life long defender and promoter of his native language and culture.

   Henestrosa was born in southern Oxaca state and did not learn Spanish until 1922, at age 16. His work often focused on indigenous cultures and languages. In 1922 he wrote “Los hombres que disperse la danza ( A Nation scattered by the Dance), his single most influential work, and in 1936 he published a Zapotec – Spanish dictionary.

   People often stop me and thank me for the things which I write. The writer Morales said; “We are greater…

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