Migrant Revolutions: Haitian Literature, Globalization, and U.S. Imperialism interprets Haitian literature in a transnational context of anticolonial-and antiglobalization-politics. Positing a materialist and historicized account of Haitian literary modernity, it traces the themes of slavery, labor migration, diaspora, and revolution in works by Jacques Roumain, Marie Chauvet, Edwidge Danticat, and others. Valerie Kaussen argues that the sociocultural effects of U.S. imperialism have renewed and expanded the relevance of the universal political ideals that informed Haiti's eighteenth-century slave revolt and war of decolonization. Finally, Migrant Revolutions locates Haitian literary modernity at the forefront of the struggles against transnational empire and global colonialism.
About the Author:
Valerie Kaussen is associate professor of French at the University of Missouri-Columbia
|Series:||After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France Series|
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About the Author
Valerie Kaussen is associate professor of French at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Engaging Creolization and Postcolonial Theory 1
Modernism, Migration, and the U.S. Occupation in Early Indigenisme 27
The Market in Bodies and Souls: Transnational Labor and the Haitian Revolution in Maurice Casseus's Viejo 67
Slaves, Viejos, and the Internationale: The Marxist Novels of Jacques Roumain and Jacques-Stephen Alexis 101
Decolonization, Revolution, and Postmodernity in Marie Chauvet's Amour 147
Revealing Is Healing: The Memory of Collective Politics in Edwidge Danticat's The Dew Breaker and The Farming of Bones 185
About the Author 245