“Where do zombies come from?”
As you read, think about the work that the figure of the zombie does in this movement of the novel, and consider this portion of the novel in the light of Depestre’s own position of exile in France. How should we understand Depestre’s satirical and multi-valent engagement with ethnography and anthropological theories around the zombie?
Reading: Movement 2
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If you are interested in delving more deeply into representations of the zombie in Haitian literature, read Kaiama L. Glover, “Exploiting the Undead: The Usefulness of the Zombie Figure in Haitian Literature,” The Journal of Haitian Studies (2005).