Because When God Is Too Busy: Haiti, Me & the World

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Price
$15.95  $14.83
Publisher
Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date
Pages
112
Dimensions
7.5 X 9.2 X 0.3 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780819577351

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About the Author

GINA ATHENA ULYSSE is an artist-academic-activist originally from Pétion-Ville, Haïti. Her creative works include spokenword, performance art, and installation pieces. Her poetry has appeared in several journals and collections. She is the author of Downtown Ladies: Informal Commercial Importers, a Haitian Anthropologist and Self-Making in Jamaica and Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle, and is a professor of Anthropology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

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"This beautiful set of reflections on being Haitian, being a black woman by the artist-scholar Gina Athena Ulysse, goes beyond the disciplinary divides established by colonial epistemologies to explore a decolonial space in which poetry becomes philosophy, and anthropology helps us remember our ancestral stories and practices. This is a brave and necessary exploration."--Diana Taylor, New York University

"This beautiful set of reflections on being Haitian, being a black woman by the artist-scholar Gina Athena Ulysse, goes beyond the disciplinary divides established by colonial epistemologies to explore a decolonial space in which poetry becomes philosophy, and anthropology helps us remember our ancestral stories and practices. This is a brave and necessary exploration."--Diana Taylor, New York University

"What - for me - new to this work - a compelling discovery tho i wish i cd hear some of its perform- ance sound: the chants, the rituals, the alive & agony, always the marassa three-line repetition, w/in a work grounded in the catastrophic and tri- umphant births of Haiti - each time each time each reach of time - a one more wonderful vision of the formation of complex modernity from this young herself Haitian-born woman"--Kamau Brathwaite

"Gina Ulysse is a force of nature. Her work comes alive with such power that I'm surprised it doesn't set the page on fire. Fierce, fearless, and passionate, she delights us, shakes us up, educates us, and after reading her poignant and powerful book, she becomes as indispensable to us as her amazing work."--Edwidge Danticat, author of Brother, I'm Dying