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Writing on the Fault Line: Haitian Literature and the Earthquake of 2010

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Writing on the Fault Line: Haitian Literature and the Earthquake of 2010

Martin Munro

What are the effects of a catastrophic earthquake on a society, its culture and politics? Which of these effects are temporary, and which endure? Are the various effects immediately discernible, or do they manifest themselves over time? What roles do artists, and writers in particular have in witnessing, bearing testimony to, and gauging the effects of natural disasters? What is the worth of literature in a time of disaster? These are the fundamental questions addressed in this book, which examines the case of the Haitian earthquake of 12 January 2010, a uniquely destructive ... Read more


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