Gender and Literature/Art

History·Identity·Homeland——An Analysis on Edwidge Danticat's The Farming of Bones

Lin Wenjing
School of Foreign Studies, Central University of Finance and Economics
Journal of Beijing International Studies University 2014-12

Abstract:Edwidge Danticat is a contemporary Haitian American woman writer. Her novel The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner in 1999, rewrites the history of 1937 massacre happening in Haiti and Dominican Republic. From the perspectives of personal memory and female testimony, this paper aims at analyzing how and why Danticat rewrites this part of history, thus further revealing the theme of identity and homeland refl ected in the novel.
Keywords:Caribbean, Trujillo, Parsley Massacre, history, homeland

Paper type:Published