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Istwa across the Water review â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Toni Pressley-Sanon ¼ 0 characters read Istwa across the Water T Haiti’s past present and future A must read” Claudine Michel editor Journal of Haitian Studies “Reveals an impressively rich cultural landscape inhabited by women and men whose legendary resilience in the face of adversity clothes a ferocious dedication to their identity as free people” LeGrace Benson author of Arts and Religions of Haiti How the Sun Illuminates Under Cover of Darkness Gathering oral stories and visual art from Haiti and two of its “motherlands” in Africa Istwa across the Water recovers the submerged histories of the island through methods drawn from its deep spiritual and cultural traditions Toni Pressley Sanon employs three theoretical anchors to bring together parts of the African diaspora that are.download Å PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¼ Toni Pressley-Sanon
Istwa across the Water review â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Toni Pressley-Sanon ¼ 0 characters read Istwa across the Water Profoundly fractured because of the slave trade The first is the Vodou concept of marasa or twinned entities which she uses to identify parts of Dahomey the present day Benin Republic and the Kongo region as Haiti’s twinned sites of cultural production Second she draws on poet Kamau Brathwaite’s idea of tidalectics the back and forth movement of ocean waves as a way to look at the cultural exchange set in motion by the transatlantic movement of captives Finally Pressley Sanon searches out the places where history and memory intersect in story expressed by the Kreyòl term istwa Challenging the tendency to read history linearly this volume offers a bold new approach for understanding Haitian histories and imagining Haitian futures .
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Istwa across the Water review â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Toni Pressley-Sanon ¼ 0 characters read Istwa across the Water “Untwines the aesthetic sociohistorical and spiritual ties that bind and unbind the first black republic to the African continent” Gina Athena Ulysse author of Why Haiti Needs New Narratives A Post uake Chronicle “A nonlinear creative powerful reflection on history and the stories we tell about ourselves What was disconnected is now remembered using the very tools and methodologies employed by Haitians themselves” Patrick Bellegarde Smith author of Haiti The Breached Citadel “Pressley Sanon’s important book demonstrates that Haitian Vodou is a serious enterprise with its own phenomenology and epistemologies and that the religion’s uniue pragmatic dimensions offer initiatory answers to otherwise unanswerable uestions abou.
- Istwa across the Water
- Toni Pressley-Sanon
- 20 December 2019