From Sugar to Revolution: Women's Visions of Haiti, Cuba, & the Dominion Republic (BOK)

Myriam J. A. Chancy

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Sovereignty. Sugar. Revolution. These are the three axes this book uses to link the works of contemporary women artists from Haiti - a country excluded in contemporary Latin American and Caribbean literary studies - the Dominican Republic, and Cuba. In this book, Myriam 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, Zoe Valdes, Loida Maritza Perez, Marilyn Bobes, Achy Obejas, Nancy Morejon, 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. Nations such as Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba are still locked in battles over self-determination, but, as Chancy demonstrates, women's gendered revisionings may open doors to less exclusionary imaginings of social and political realities for Caribbean people in general.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Myriam J. A. Chancy
ISBN 9781554584284
Antall sider 376 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 22,9cm x 2,8cm
Vekt 636 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: general