On The Edge

On the Edge
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 430
ISBN 9781781381601
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic 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 borderline-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 performances), many of which are sustained and complemented by different forms of writing (newspaper cuttings, graffiti, captions, song lyrics, screenplay, tattoos). Dominican, Dominican-American, Haitian and Haitian-American writers and artists are put in dialogue with authors who were born in Europe, the rest of the Americas, Algeria, New Zealand, and Japan in order to illuminate some of the processes and histories that have woven and continue to weave the texture of the borderland and the complex web of border relations on the island. Particular attention is paid to the causes, unfolding, and immediate aftermath of the 1791 slave revolt, the 1937 massacre of Haitians and Haitian-Dominicans in the Dominican Northern borderland as well as to recent events and topical issues such as the 2010 earthquake, migration, and environmental degradation. On the Edge is an invaluable multicultural archive for those who want to engage fully with the past and present of Hispaniola and refuse to comply with the idea that an acceptable future is unattainable.

On the Edge
  • Author : Maria Cristina Fumagalli
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015

On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic 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 borderline-crossing as well as the poetics of borderland-dwelling on Hispaniola at its

Dividing Hispaniola
  • Author : Edward Paulino
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-16

The island of Hispaniola is split by a border that divides the Dominican Republic and Haiti. This border has been historically contested and largely porous. Dividing Hispaniola is a study of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo’s scheme, during the mid-twentieth century, to create and reinforce a buffer zone on this

Dominican Republic and Haiti
  • Author : Richard A. Haggerty,Library of Congress. Federal Research Division
  • Publisher : Division
  • Release Date : 1991

A collection of studies in the areas of history, society, economy, government and politics, and national security of the Domincan Republic and of Haiti.

Haiti   the Dominican Republic
  • Author : Ross Velton
  • Publisher : Bradt Publications
  • Release Date : 1999

Together Haiti and the Dominican Republic fo rm the island of Hispaniola. With easy cross border travel, this guide is aimed at both the independent traveller and th e adventurous package tourist, providing all the necessary p ractical information. '

Haitian Dominican Counterpoint
  • Author : E. Matibag
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2003-05-16

What would the island of Hispaniola look like if viewed as a loosely connected system? That is the question Haitian-Dominican Counterpointseeks to answer as it surveys the insular space shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic throughout their parallel histories. For beneath the familiar tale of hostilities, the systemic perspective

  • Author : Jared Diamond
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-03-21

From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while

Why the Cocks Fight
  • Author : Michele Wucker
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Release Date : 2014-04-08

Like two roosters in a fighting arena, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are encircled by barriers of geography and poverty. They co-inhabit the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, but their histories are as deeply divided as their cultures: one French-speaking and black, one Spanish-speaking and mulatto. Yet, despite their antagonism, the

Migration in the Caribbean
  • Author : James Ferguson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003

Read online Migration in the Caribbean written by James Ferguson, published by which was released on 2003. Download full Migration in the Caribbean Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti
  • Author : Steven Latta,Christopher Rimmer,Allan Keith,James Wiley,Herbert A. Raffaele,Kent McFarland,Eladio Fernandez
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-11-26

Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti fills a large void in the literature on birdwatching and the environment in these tropical countries. The first comprehensive field guide devoted to Hispaniola's birds, it provides detailed accounts for more than 300 species, including thirty-one endemic species. Included in the species descriptions are

Confronting Black Jacobins
  • Author : Gerald Horne
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-22

The Haitian Revolution, the product of the first successful slave revolt, was truly world-historic in its impact. When Haiti declared independence in 1804, the leading powers—France, Great Britain, and Spain—suffered an ignominious defeat and the New World was remade. The island revolution also had a profound impact on Haiti’

Haiti and the Dominican Republic
  • Author : Rayford Whittingham Logan,Royal Institute of International Affairs
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1968

"Issued under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs."

We Dream Together
  • Author : Anne Eller
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-18

In We Dream Together Anne Eller breaks with dominant narratives of conflict between the Dominican Republic and Haiti by tracing the complicated history of Dominican emancipation and independence between 1822 and 1865. Eller moves beyond the small body of writing by Dominican elites that often narrates Dominican nationhood to craft inclusive, popular

Dominican Republic   Haiti
  • Author : Scott Doggett,Leah Gordon
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Release Date : 1999

From the spectacular beaches and rich colonial history of the Dominican Republic to the Vodou religion and vibrant art of Haiti, the island of Hispaniola offers something for every adventurous traveller. With three native languages, it's an island of incredible contrasts and diverse cultures. This guide shows how you where

Bordering the Imaginary
  • Author : Abigail Lapin Dardashti
  • Publisher : BRIC House
  • Release Date : 2018-03-15

Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and their Diasporas is an exhibition that investigates the complicated relationship between the Dominican Republic and Haiti—two nations that share a single island. The exhibition features work in a wide array of media by 19 Dominican and Haitian artists, based in

Field Guide to the Birds of the Dominican Republic   Haiti
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006

Résumé proposé sur le site de l'éditeur : "The Dominican Republic and Haiti make up the island of Hispaniola, which is the second largest island in the West Indies, after Cuba. The Dominican Republic is a popular destination for birders as there are several endemics on the island, one