spring 2014

Journal of Haitian Studies, Volume 20, Number 1



Haitian Identities: Expanding the Discourse

From Masisi to Activists: Same-Sex Relations and the Haitian Polity
—Thérèse Migraine-George

The Failure of Categories: Haitians in the United Nations Organization in the Congo
—Regine O. Jackson

Trauma and Recovery in Haitian Literature

Reading (in the) Ruins: Kettly Mars's Saisons sauvages
—John P. Walsh

S'entraider entre exils : La Confrontation duvaliériste dans La Mémoire aux abois d'Évelyne Trouillot et Un Alligator nommé Rosa de Marie-Célie Agnant
—Lindsey Scott

Research Note

Historical Forgetting and the Dominican Constitutional Tribunal
—Lindsey Scott

Book Reviews

The Haitian Revolution in the Literary Imagination: Radical Horizons, Conservative Constraints, by Philip Kaisary (Review by Martin Munro)

Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti, by Amy Wilentz (Review by Adam Kaiserman)

Romulus: A Novella from 19th Century Haiti, by Fernand Hibbert, translated by Matthew Robertshaw (Review by Frenand Léger)

Dany Laferrière: Essays on His Works, edited by Lee Skallerup Bessette (Review by Martin Munro)


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Editorial Board

Claudine Michel
University of California, Santa Barbara

Associate Editors
Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

LeGrace Benson
Arts of Haiti Research Project, Ithaca, New York

Managing Editor
Rose Elfman
University of California, Santa Barbara

Assistant Editor
Nadège Clitandre
University of California, Santa Barbara

Book Review Editors
Régine Michelle Jean-Charles
Boston College

Nadève Ménard
Université d'État d'Haïti

Kreyòl Editor
Jacques Pierre
Duke University

Editorial Board

Carole M. Berotte Joseph
Bronx Community College

Jhon Picard Byron
Faculté d'Ethnologie, UEH

Alix Cantave
W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Carrol F. Coates
Binghamton University, SUNY

Donald J. Cosentino
University of California, Los Angeles

Edwidge Danticat
Miami, Florida

Colin Dayan
Vanderbilt University

Michel DeGraff
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fritz Deshommes
Université d'État d'Haïti

Alex Dupuy
Wesleyan University

Robert Fatton Jr.
University of Virginia

León-François Hoffmann
Princeton University

Laënnec Hurbon
Centre de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris

Jean Jonassaint
Syracuse University

Michel Laguerre
University of California, Berkeley

Yanick Lahens
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

George Lipsitz
University of California, Santa Barbara

Christopher McAuley
University of California,
Santa Barbara

Georges Michel
Université Quisqueya

Marie-José Nzengou-Tayo
University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

Brenda Gayle Plummer University of Wisconsin

Gina A. Ulysse
Wesleyan University

Tatiana Wah
Columbia University

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