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Transnational HispaniolaNew Directions in Haitian and Dominican Studies$
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April J. Mayes and Kiran C. Jayaram

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781683400387

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9781683400387.001.0001

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“The Tam-Tam of Drums from the West”

“The Tam-Tam of Drums from the West”

Shifting Representations of Haiti in the Later Work of Aída Cartagena Portalatín

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(p.104) 5 “The Tam-Tam of Drums from the West”
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Transnational Hispaniola
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Elizabeth C. Russ

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400387.003.0006

Chapter 5 argues that although Haiti's presence is relatively absent in much of Aída Cartagena Portalatín’s work, when Haiti is visible, it signals an important transformation in Cartagena's thinking about Dominican national identity; Russ shows that Cartagena eventually breaks loose from the discursive structures that define Dominican nationalism in twentieth-century Dominican literature and twentieth-century Dominican poetry as fundamentally anti-black and anti-Haitian.

Keywords:   Twentieth-century Dominican literature, Twentieth-century Dominican poetry, Aída Cartagena Portalatín, Dominican national identity, Haiti

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