Exile and Post-1946 Haitian Literature
Alexis, Depestre, Ollivier, Laferrière, Danticat
Martin Munro is Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Florida State University, and the author of Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas (University of California Press, 2010); Exile and Post-1946 Haitian Literature: Alexis, Depestre, Ollivier, Laferrière, Danticat (Liverpool University Press, 2007); and editor of Haiti Rising: Haitian History, Culture and the Earthquake of 2010 (Liverpool University Press, 2010).
Acknowledgements Introduction. Inhabiting Haiti 1 Jacques-Stephen Alexis. Janus in Limbo: Urbanization, Exoticism, and Creolization 2 René Depestre. Internal Exiles and Exotic Longings 3 Émile Ollivier. Passing Through 4 Dany Laferrière. Master of the New 5 Edwidge Danticat. Home Is Where the Hurt Is Conclusion. The Missing People: Theorizing Haitian and Caribbean Exiles Notes Bibliography Index
The most sophisticated and up-to-date study of contemporary and recent Haitian literature ... theoretical insights are matched by his excellent close readings of the major authors. Munro’s book should make a significant contribution to postcolonial theory. It will challenge triumphalist celebrations of displacement and exile that have misread the Caribbean as a congeries of post-modern islands.
A. James Arnold
University of Virginia
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: March 1, 2007
Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 7