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Duvalier's Ghosts: Race, Diaspora, and U.S. Imperialism in Haitian Literatures

Jana Evans Braziel


From a position of urgent political engagement, this book offers interpretations of several well-known Haitian-born authors, particularly regarding United States intervention in their homeland. Drawing on the diasporic cultural texts of several authors, such as Edwidge Danticat and Dany Laferrière, the book examines how writers participate in transnational movements for global social justice. In their fictional works they discuss the Unites States' many interventionist methods in Haiti, including surveillance, foreign aid, and military assistance. Through their work, they reveal that the major ... More

Keywords: Haitian-born authors, Haiti, U.S. intervention, social justice, inteverntionist methods, surveillance, foreign aid, military assistance, instability, violence, imperialism, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034577
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034577.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jana Evans Braziel, author
University of Cincinnati.