Articulating silence, sexuality, and survival: Women's lives under Caribbean dictatorships in literature

@inproceedings{Chartrand2020ArticulatingSS,
  title={Articulating silence, sexuality, and survival: Women's lives under Caribbean dictatorships in literature},
  author={Anik Chartrand},
  year={2020}
}
Caribbean literature of the late 20th and early 21st century emphasizes the physical, emotional, and sexual violence women continue to suffer in countries destabilized by successive waves of colonization, slavery, and military occupations. Sexual violence towards women is especially present in Caribbean novels that feature patriarchal dictatorships that cultivated hypermasculine cultures in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba. In these novels, women are reduced to sexual objects by men… Expand

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