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From sugar to revolution : women's visions of Haiti, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Chancy,Myriam Josèphe Aimée (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2012
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9781554584284
Published:
Waterloo, Ont: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
ISBN:
1554584280
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Dominican Republic, Authors, Literature, Haiti, Women, Cuba, History and criticism, Artists
Notes:
358 p, Chancy aims to show that Haiti’s exclusion is grounded in its historical role as a site of ontological defiance. Her premise is that writers Edwidge Danticat, Julia Alvarez, Zoé Valdés, Loida Maritza Pérez, Marilyn Bobes, Achy Obejas, Nancy Morejón, and visual artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons attempt to defy fears of “otherness” by assuming the role of “archaeologists of amnesia.” They seek to elucidate women’s variegated lives within the confining walls of their national identifications—identifications wholly defined as male. They reach beyond the confining limits of national borders to discuss gender, race, sexuality, and class in ways that render possible the linking of all three nations.