The Restless


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Feminist Press
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5.4 X 0.8 X 7.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author

Gerty Dambury is a theater director, novelist, and poet from Guadeloupe. She won the Prix Carbet de la Caraïbe et Tout-Monde in 2015 for her play Le Rêve de William Alexander Brown. This is her first work to be translated into English.

Judith G. Miller is currently serving as Dean of Arts and Humanities at NYU-Abu Dhabi, where she has helped build eight major programs and establish an Arts Center. She is a specialist of French and Francophone theatre, text and production, and her latest publications have included translations and editions: Mother Folly: A (Psychoanalytical) Tale by Françoise Davoine (Stanford 2013) and In and Out of Africa: The Theatre of Koffi Kwahulé (Michigan 2015). Her current research concerns African Francophone theatre, particularly the history of production and performance of key texts (with translations) from the 1970s to the present. She is the author of numerous articles and books on French and Francophone theatre and women writers and directors, notably a study of the visionary founder of le Théâtre du Soleil, Ariane Mnouchkine (Routledge 2007), and has translated plays by Hélène Cixous, Ina Césaire, Olivier Kemeid, Koffi Kwahulé, Werewere Liking, and several others. The French government has recognized for her work in theatre and French education with several awards and election to les Palmes Académiques.


"Dambury's essential take on the event offers a fresh and personal perspective, incorporating multiple perspectives and a child protagonist without sacrificing nuance, and gives the stage to those too long overlooked in this tragedy." --Publishers Weekly

"A chorus of voices brings humanity to a little-known moment in Caribbean history." --Kirkus Reviews

"Dambury's important novel seeks to empower Guadeloupe's oppressed by giving them voices and space to speak for themselves." --Booklist

"By giving voice to the underrepresented in her society, [Dambury] does her part to bring about a sort of justice--or at least catharsis." --Asymptote

"A brilliant example of subtlety and sensitivity that brings to life one of the most important dates in Guadeloupe's history." --Maryse Condé, author of Segu

"In this restaging of history, constructed as a quadrille, epic rifts of power have tragic consequences, yet Gerty Dambury also celebrates the strengths and joys of a community when its voices speak--and dance--together." --Thomas C. Spear, Professor of French, CUNY