Thursday, January 9, 2014

BUY: Myriam J. A. Chancy - The Scorpion's Claw

This challenging, multi-layered story is told from a womanist perspective through a network of narrative voices encompassing two generations of Haitians, tied together both by blood relations and bloodshed. In addition to the characters' personal struggles with the harsh realities of postcolonial Haiti, the violent history of the last six centuries of the country, from the brutal years of colonialism and slavery to the chaotic aftermath of the fall of the Baby Doc regime, is also explored. The rhythm of the prose echoes Haitian Créole as this dramatic novel unfolds.

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