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Migration and Refuge: An Eco-Archive of Haitian Literature, 1982-2017

John Patrick Walsh


This book argues that contemporary Haitian literature historicizes the political and environmental problems brought to the surface by the 2010 earthquake by building on texts of earlier generations, notably at the end of the Duvalier era and its aftermath. Haitian writers have made profound contributions to debates about the converging paths of political crises and natural catastrophes, yet their writings on the legacies of colonialism, imperialism, and neoliberalism are often neglected in heated debates about environmental futures. The earthquake only exacerbated this contradiction. Despite t ... More

Keywords: Haitian literature, Caribbean migrations, Haitian refugees, Postcolonial ecocriticism, Anthropocene

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781786941633
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786941633.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Patrick Walsh, author