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Migrant Brothers: A Poet's Declaration of Human Dignity

Migrant Brothers: A Poet's Declaration of Human Dignity


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“If justice had a Jericho trumpet, Chamoiseau would be it.”—Junot Díaz

As migrants embark on perilous journeys across oceans and deserts in pursuit of sanctuary and improved living conditions, what is the responsibility of those safely ensconced in the nations they seek to enter? Moved by repeated tragedies among immigrants attempting to enter eastern and southern Europe, Patrick Chamoiseau assails the hypocrisy and detachment that allow these events to happen. Migrant Brothers is an urgent declaration of our essential interconnectedness that asserts the necessity to understand one another as part of one human community, regardless of national origin.

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ISBN-13: 9780300232943
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 04/24/2018
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 4.60(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Patrick Chamoiseau is the author of Texaco and Solibo Magnificent and winner of the Prix Goncourt, among many other prizes. He lives in Martinique.

Table of Contents

Preface to the English Edition: For a Global Hospitality xi

Visible Death 9

Neo-Liberal Peace 13

The New Barbarity 17

The Evidence and the Stakes 23

The Gift of the Knell 25

Over There Is in the Here 29

Globality 33

From the Relational Fact to the Idea of Relation 53

Fear and Trust 57

The Relational Ecosystem 69

The Otherness to Be Lived 81

Wandering That Gives Direction 85

The Right to Poetics 87

Aestheticizing the Way 89

The Open Soul of Borders 93

Camps from Another World 97

Those Who Read into the World 101

The Poets' Declaration 115

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