Migration and Refuge: An Eco-Archive of Haitian Literature, 1982-2017

Author:   John Patrick Walsh
Publisher:   Liverpool University Press
Volume:   58
ISBN:  

9781786941633


Pages:   264
Publication Date:   27 March 2019
Format:   Hardback
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An Open Access edition of this book is available on the Liverpool University Press website and through Knowledge Unlatched. Haitian writers have made profound contributions to debates about the converging paths of political and natural histories, yet their reflections on the legacies of colonialism, imperialism, and neoliberalism are often neglected in heated disputes about the future of human life on the planet. The 2010 earthquake only exacerbated this contradiction. Despite the fact that Haitian authors have long treated the connections between political violence, precariousness, and ecological degradation, in media coverage around the world, the earthquake would have suddenly exposed scandalous conditions on the ground in Haiti. This book argues that contemporary Haitian literature historicizes the political and environmental problems brought to the surface by the earthquake by building on texts of earlier generations, especially at the end of the Duvalier era and its aftermath. Informed by Haitian studies and models of postcolonial ecocriticism, the book conceives of literature as an eco-archive, or a body of texts that depicts ecological change over time and its impact on social and environmental justice. Focusing equally on established and less well-known authors, the book contends that the eco-archive challenges future-oriented, universalizing narratives of the Anthropocene and the global refugee crisis with portrayals of different forms and paths of migration and refuge within Haiti and around the Americas.

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Author:   John Patrick Walsh
Publisher:   Liverpool University Press
Imprint:   Liverpool University Press
Volume:   58
ISBN:  

9781786941633


ISBN 10:   1786941635
Pages:   264
Publication Date:   27 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Reviews Walsh provides a well-written and well-researched piece of work, one that scholars of Haiti will be excited to read. The book carries out a close ecocritical engagement with Haitian literature, using a broad corpus of primary works and drawing on the extensive body of recent work in Haitian studies. Walsh is a thoughtful and sensitive reader, and with this work further establishes himself as a leading scholar of Haiti. Martin Munro, Florida State University


'Dans une approche internationale qui commence a depasser l'attitude de deni pour mettre en relief les problematiques concernant l'environnement et les relations historiques et humaines, ce volume nous permet d'alimenter le debat et nous offre une bonne demarche de travail.' -- 'In an international approach that is beginning to go beyond the attitude of denial to highlight environmental issues and historical and human relations, this volume allows us to fuel the debate and offers us a good working approach.' Emanuela Cacchioli, Studi Francesi 'Walsh provides a well-written and well-researched piece of work, one that scholars of Haiti will be excited to read. The book carries out a close ecocritical engagement with Haitian literature, using a broad corpus of primary works and drawing on the extensive body of recent work in Haitian studies. Walsh is a thoughtful and sensitive reader, and with this work further establishes himself as a leading scholar of Haiti.' Martin Munro, Florida State University


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John Patrick Walsh is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

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