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Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon

Kaiama L. Glover


Historically and contemporarily, politically and literarily, Haiti has long been relegated to the margins of the so–called ‘New World’. Marked by exceptionalism, the voices of some of its most important writers have consequently been muted by the geopolitical realities of the nation's fraught history. This book offers a close look at the works of three such writers: the Haitian Spiralists Frankétienne, Jean–Claude Fignolé, and René Philoctète. While Spiralism has been acknowledged by scholars and regional writer–intellectuals, the Spiralist ethic–aesthetic not yet been given the sustained atte ... More

Keywords: Haiti, exceptionalism, Spiralism, Frankétienne, Jean–Claude Fignolé, René Philoctète, imperialism, resistance culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781846314995
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846316500


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kaiama L. Glover, author