Haitian carnival on “the cosmic stage of the universe.”
Depestre’s representation of Carnival forms the centerpiece of the first movement of the novel. He captures the ways in which the celebration evokes the many layers of Haitian, and diasporic, history, as well as providing an opportunity for play, celebration, and the upending of power relations.
We provide the excerpt on Carnival from the novel here.
Reading: Movement 1
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