Remains of Fayad Jamis Burried in Guayos, Sancti Spiritus

Andrei Alvarez Frias

After a search carried out at Colon Cemetery in Havana, and the corresponding identification by Legal Medicine expert Ercilio Vento, the remains of Mexican-born poet and painter Fayad Jamis were buried in Guayos.

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“Although I don’t know if he chose it that way, I think it’s right for him to rest here, because in Havana he was abandoned. It’s better that he is where he is loved”, said his daughter Rauda Jamís in exclusive interview with Escambray journal.

Fayad Jamis’s relatives, artists, and local authorities were present in the solemn ceremony held this Thursday morning. “Guayos was a special town for him. Sometimes he told us stories that were sad, but funny. Let’s say that things were not always easy over here, but he was happy with what he had lived, and had loving memories”, added Rauda.

Sancti Spiritus poet Esbértido Rosendi Cancio told several anecdotes about the late poet. Other intellectuals like Alpidio Alonso, and Edel Morales joined the honor guard.

 

 

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