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Between Worlds: Imagining Dyaspora in Danticat’s The Dew Breaker and Chancy’s The Spirit of Haiti

@inproceedings{Collins2011BetweenWI,
  title={Between Worlds: Imagining Dyaspora in Danticat’s The Dew Breaker and Chancy’s The Spirit of Haiti},
  author={Jo Collins},
  year={2011}
}
  • Jo Collins
  • Published 2011
  • History
  • When you are in Haiti they call you Dyaspora. This word, which connotes both connection and disconnection, accurately describes your condition as a Haitian American[, d]isconnected from the physical landscape of the homeland. ... You get so you can jump between worlds with the same ease that you slide on your nightgown every evening. (Hyppolite 7-11) Edwidge Danticat's The Dew Breaker (2004) and Myriam Chancy's The Spirit of Haiti (2003) both confront and are formally shaped to reflect the… CONTINUE READING
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