Gaddiel

Gaddiel

(găd`ēĕl, gădī`əl), in the Bible, leader of Zebulun sent by Moses to explore Canaan.
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The boricuir literary landscape--especially in poetry and the short story--is populated by such writers as Angel Lozada, Aixa Ardin, Alexandra Pagan Velez, Nemir Matos Cintron, Angel Antonio Ruiz Laboy, Moises Agosto, David Caleb Acevedo, Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro, Luis Negron, Mayda Colon, Gaddiel Ruiz Rivera and Abdiel Echevarria Caban.
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Elaborating upon this authorial pronouncement, Nana Wilson-Tagoe published a paper titled "The Politics of History and the Vernacular in Early Twentieth-Century Ghana: Situating Gaddiel Acquaah's Oguaa Aban in Ghanaian Social and Literary History" (2006), in which she demonstrates, among other things, the intertextuality that binds Two Thousand Seasons to Acquaah's Oguaa Aban, which tends to confirm Armah's local inspiration.
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