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Writing on the Fault LineHaitian Literature and the Earthquake of 2010$
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Martin Munro

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381465

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781381465.001.0001

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Broken Bodies

Broken Bodies

Makenzy Orcel, Marvin Victor, and the New Haitian Novel

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(p.72) Chapter Two Broken Bodies
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Writing on the Fault Line
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Martin Munro

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381465.003.0002

This chapter analyses some of the earliest examples of post-earthquake fiction and begins to gauge the changes that the earthquake has brought to Haitian writing. Drawing first on Danticat’s edited collection of short fiction, Haiti Noir (2010), and then on novels by Makenzy Orcel and Marvin Victor, the chapter judges the extent to which Haitian writing has been altered by the event, and consider the effects, as much on form as on content, of the Haitian earthquake. The chapter pays particular attention to the novels published by the younger writers Orcel and Marvin Victor, whose careers as writers of fiction began with the earthquake, and as such their works bear the strongest imprint of the disaster in terms of style and thematic content.

Keywords:   post earthquake fiction, Haitian writing, Danticat’s, Haiti Noir, Makenzy Orcel, Marvin Victor

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