Exile and Post-1946 Haitian Literature

Alexis, Depestre, Ollivier, Laferrière, Danticat

Martin Munro

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ISBN: 9781846310799

Publication: March 1, 2007

Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 7

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Exile and Post-1946 Haitian Literature reinterprets and analyses post-1946 Haitian writing as a literature of exile. It moves between texts that have emerged out of different places and different times, and outlines generational shifts and changes in Haitian exiled writing. The breadth and scope of this book will attract scholars and students with interests in fields such as Caribbean studies, postcolonial studies, francophone studies, migration studies, and African–American studies.

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

Format: Hardback

Size: 239 x 163 mm

320 Pages

ISBN: 9781846310799

Publication: March 1, 2007

Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 7

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