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Death Rights
Death Rights (March 2021)
Romantic Suicide, Race, and the Bounds of Liberalism
Deanna P. Koretsky - Author

Analyzes how literary representations of suicide have reinforced antiblackness in the modern world.

Death Rights presents an antiracist critique of British romanticism by deconstructing one of its organizing tropes—the suicidal creative “genius.” Putting texts by Olaudah Equiano, Mary Shelley, John Keats, and others into critical conversation with African American literatur...(Read More)
 
 
Identities in Flux
Identities in Flux (February 2021)
Race, Migration, and Citizenship in Brazil
Niyi Afolabi - Author

 
 
Racialized Visions
Racialized Visions (December 2020)
Haiti and the Hispanic Caribbean
Vanessa K. Valdés - Editor

The first volume in English to explore the cultural impact of Haiti on the surrounding Spanish-speaking nations of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

As a Francophone nation, Haiti is seldom studied in conjunction with its Spanish-speaking Caribbean neighbors. Racialized Visions challenges the notion that linguistic difference has kept the populations of these countries apart, instead highlighting ongoing exch...(Read More)
 
 
Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty
Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty (November 2020)
Ana-Maurine Lara - Author

Evocative, innovative ethnography of spiritual practices and forms of queer, black, and indigenous life in the Dominican Republic.

Theoretically wide-ranging and deeply personal and poetic, Queer Freedom : Black Sovereignty is based on more than three years of fieldwork in the Dominican Republic. Ana-Maurine Lara draws on her engagement in traditional ceremonies, observatio...(Read More)
 
 
The Immortals
The Immortals (November 2020)
Makenzy Orcel - Author
Nathan H. Dize - Translator

Translation of the award-winning debut novel by Haitian writer Makenzy Orcel about the lives of prostitutes in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, amid the 2010 earthquake.

The Immortals is set in an infamous neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, on Grand-Rue, where many women, young and old, trade in flesh, sex, and desire. We learn, in glimpses and fragments, about the lives of women who fa...(Read More)
 
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