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On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

Abstract

This book is a literary and cultural history which brings to the fore a compelling but, so far, largely neglected body of work which has the politics of border-crossing as well as the poetics of borderland-dwelling on Hispaniola at its core. Over thirty fictional and non-fictional literary texts (novels, biographical narratives, memoirs, plays, poems, and travel writing), are given detailed attention alongside journalism, geo-political-historical accounts of the status quo on the island, and striking visual interventions (films, sculptures, paintings, photographs, videos and artistic performan ... More

Keywords: border-crossing, borderland-dwelling, Hispaniola, slave revolt of 1791, massacre of 1937, earthquake of 2010, migration, environmental degradation, border relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781781381601
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria Cristina Fumagalli, author
University of Essex