Exile and Post-1946 Haitian Literature

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Exile and Post-1946 Haitian Literature

Alexis, Depestre, Ollivier, Laferrière, Danticat

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures, 7


August 1st, 2012



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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.

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


About The Author

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).