Sovereignty. Sugar. Revolution. These are the three axes this book uses to link the works of contemporary women artists from Haitiaa country excluded in contemporary Latin American and Caribbean literary studiesathe Dominican Republic, and Cuba. In From Sugar to Revolution: Womenas Visions of Haiti, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, Myriam Chancy aims to show that Haitias exclusion is grounded in its historical role as a site of ontological defiance. Her premise is that writers Edwidge Danticat, Julia Alvarez, ZoAc ValdAcs, Loida Maritza PAcrez, Marilyn Bobes, Achy Obejas, Nancy MorejA³n, and visual artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons attempt to defy fears of aothernessa by assuming the role of aarchaeologists of amnesia.a They seek to elucidate womenas variegated lives within the confining walls of their national identificationsaidentifications wholly defined as male. They reach beyond the confining limits of national borders to discuss gender, race, sexuality, and class in ways that render possible the linking of all three nations. Nations such as Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba are still locked in battles over self-determination, but, as Chancy demonstrates, womenas gendered revisionings may open doors to less exclusionary imaginings of social and political realities for Caribbean people in general.And then I had my early educationato answer the second part ofyour questionaI started to study there, in La Vega, and I think that I attended from first grade to third grade in the former school in the town, and then I moved for third grade toanbsp;...
|Title||:||From Sugar to Revolution|
|Author||:||Myriam J.A. Chancy|
|Publisher||:||Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press - 2012-07-30|