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Toward a Victim-Survivor Narrative: Rape and Form in Yvonne Vera’s Under the Tongue and Calixthe Beyala’s Tu t’appelleras Tanga
This essay examines the representation of rape in Yvonne Vera’s Under the Tongue and Calixthe Beyala’s Tu t’appelleras Tanga, arguing for the term “victim-survivor” as a conceptual frame forExpand
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A Translation of a Translation: Response to Brent Hayes Edwards
It is easy enough to state that any cultural criticism must involve a form of translation . . . cultural criticism is necessarily always a translation of a translation, since any object of analysis,Expand
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Naming, Claiming, and Framing Marie Chauvet
Abstract:This essay offers a metacritical reading of the discourses surrounding Haitian author Marie Chauvet (1916–1973). I argue that paying attention to the naming (how she is described), claimingExpand
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Occupying the Center: Haitian Girlhood and Wake Work
Abstract:This essay takes two images of Haitian girls in Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being as a point of departure to reflect on the iconography of Haitian suffering. It arguesExpand
Beyond Truth and Reconciliation in La Mémoire aux abois and Un alligator nommé Rosa
Un peuple sans memoire ou dememoire est condamne a repeter les memes erreurs, a subir les memes dictatures du passe. --Franck Laraque The familiar adage that truth is stranger than fiction came toExpand
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