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Clerise of Haiti
Disponible également en francais
Marie-Thérèse Labossière Thomas   (More from this author)
Novel
 
Clerise of Haiti - Haitian Book Centre - Haitian Books in Creole, English and French, francophone litterature - Cliquer pour agrandir From the Back Cover
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A young domestic worker devoted to her prominent urban employers in Les Cayes, Haiti, Clerise progressively renounces the traditional values of her rural background. When she later marries and opens a small business, class conflicts and divided loyalties develop amid the terror of the Duvalier regime, and she is ultimately caught in the escalation of violence.

Clerise of Haiti is a story of three generations of Haitian women, and covers a thirty year span ending in the late 1970s. Full of humor and resilience, Clerise’s unique perspective into the upper classes and the world of the poor explores the complexities of life in a provincial town and highlights the socioeconomic and political forces at play in Haiti.

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374 Pages
English
 
 
Publisher: Trilingual Press
Cambridge, MA 2010
ISBN: 978-0974582182
 
Price: $ 19.95
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