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From: World Literature TodayCristina Garcia's second novel opens in the mystical Zapata Swamp on the southern coast of Cuba, a place long imbued with mystery and magic in Cuban folklore and Afro-Cuban ritual. It is there that Ignacio Aguero, a...
From: College LiteratureWe are the outcasts and deportees, strange pilgrims visiting outlandish shrines, landing at the end of tarmacs, ferried in old army trucks where we are roughly handled and taken to roped-off corners of waiting rooms...
From: Belles LettresEdwidge Danticat dedicates her powerful first novel to "The brave women of Haiti ... on this shore and other shores. We have stumbled but we will not fall." Such optimism is extraordinary, given the everyday adversity...
From: Yale TheatreThat Athol Fugard's Boesman and Lena are colored people living in South Africa may initially explain their aimless wandering. In the morning before the action of the play begins, their shack at Korsten is burned by...
From: The Journal of Commonwealth LiteratureIn Derek Walcott's own words, "The play is a dream, one that exists as much in the given minds of its principal characters as in that of its writer, and as such, it is illogical, derivative, and contradictory. Its source...
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