Posted by: lisaparavisini | April 7, 2009

New Novel Explores 19th Century Dominican History


La tumba vacía (The Empty Tomb), a novel by anti-Trujillo leader Arnaldo Espaillat Cabral, has just been launched in the Dominican Republic. It narrates the events leading to the Restoration of the Republic in 1865, after a three-year war to oust the Spanish from the Dominican Republic for the second time since Independence was declared in 1821.

The book was launched by the cultural branch of the Dominican Republic’s Banco Central (Central Bank), which is under the direction of short story writer José Alcántara Almanzar.





For an article on the presentation of the novel see

The photo above is of Gregorio Luperón, hero of the Retoration War.


  1. Love History,..this I’m very interested in.

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