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Border of Lights, a volunteer collective, returns each October to Dominican-Haitian border towns to bear witness to the 1937 Haitian Massacre ordered by Dominican dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo. This crime against humanity has never been acknowledged by the Dominican government and no memorial exists for its victims. A multimodal, multi-vocal space for activists, artists, scholars, and others connected to the BOL movement, The Border of Lights Reader provides an alternative to the dominant narrative that positions Dominicans and Haitians as eternal adversaries and ignores cross-border and collaborative histories. This innovative anthology asks large-scale, universal questions regarding historical memory and revisionism that countries around the world grapple with today.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. i
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. ii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. iii-vi
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  1. Foreword: Parsley
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction and Virtual Gallery: Bearing Witness on and Beyond the Border
  2. Megan Jeanette Myers, Edward Paulino
  3. pp. 1-40
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  1. Section I: Bearing Witness: Activist and Academic Essays
  1. Haitian-Dominican History and the 1937 Haitian Massacre
  2. Richard Turits, Lauren Derby
  3. pp. 43-53
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  1. Azúcar Amargo
  2. Rosa Iris Diendomi Álvarez
  3. pp. 54-60
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  1. Construir memoria, hacer pedagogía del futuro: Una apuesta por la emancipación en el mismo trayecto del sol
  2. Matías Bosch Carcuro
  3. pp. 61-77
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  1. Border of Lights Historical and Personal Narrative
  2. Rana Dotson and DeAndra Beard, las hermanas Beard (the Beard sisters)
  3. pp. 78-82
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  1. Construyendo puentes, no muros
  2. Jésula Blanc
  3. pp. 83-85
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  1. Jacques Viau Renaud: Icon of Solidarity between Haiti and the Dominican Republic
  2. Sophie Maríñez
  3. pp. 86-90
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  1. Pilgrims of Humane Remembrance at the Borderlands
  2. Silvio Torres-Saillant
  3. pp. 91-100
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  1. To Dajabón, with Love
  2. Cynthia Carrión
  3. pp. 101-105
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  1. "Nourishing the Palm of Liberty": Jacques Viau's Haitian-Dominican Insularidad
  2. Raj Chetty, Amaury Rodríguez
  3. pp. 106-118
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  1. Mujer Rayana: Solidarity and Womanism in the Dominican-Haitian Border
  2. Amanda Alcántara
  3. pp. 119-129
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  1. Hasta la Raíz: cine documental por el derecho a la nacionalidad en RD
  2. Juan Carlos González Díaz
  3. pp. 130-136
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  1. Building a Future of Reconciliation: Small Rebellions and the Dominicanidad of Tomorrow
  2. Saudi García
  3. pp. 137-148
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  1. Invocación vigilia: In memoriam 1937, El Corte
  2. Padre Regino Martínez Bretón
  3. pp. 149-150
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  1. Border of Lights: How Memory Activism Re-Imagines National Belonging
  2. Robin Maria DeLugan
  3. pp. 151-161
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  1. Memorialization, solidarity, ethnically mixed couples, and the mystery of hope: mainstreaming Border of Lights
  2. Maria Cristina Fumagalli, Bridget Wooding
  3. pp. 162-170
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  1. Quisqueya Sankofa Consciousness
  2. Ana Ozuna
  3. pp. 171-179
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  1. Committed to Solidarity
  2. Catherine DeLaura
  3. pp. 180-183
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  1. Borders as Bellwethers: Border of Lights, Transnational Hispaniola, and American Futures
  2. Kiran C. Jayaram, April J. Mayes
  3. pp. 184-191
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  1. Mwen pa dyab men m ap konte moun
  2. Évelyne Trouillot
  3. pp. 192-194
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  1. Johnny Rivas
  2. Chiqui Vicioso
  3. p. 195
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  1. “Desafíos y éxitos en la frontera”
  2. pp. 196-199
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  1. A Portrait in Charcoal1
  2. Jake Kheel
  3. pp. 200-204
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  1. El racismo, una causa encubierta1
  2. Deisy Toussaint
  3. pp. 205-208
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  1. Border-Crossing in Theatre: 2016 "Border Story Fest"
  2. Nehanda Loiseau Julot
  3. pp. 209-212
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  1. Una autobiografía fronteriza
  2. Nancy Betances
  3. pp. 213-214
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  1. Section II: Artistic Endeavors
  1. Postcard and Portrait Projects
  2. Scherezade García, William Vazquez
  3. pp. 217-223
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  1. Bearing Witness to Genocide: The 1937 Haitian Massacre and Border of Lights
  2. Edward Paulino, Scherezade García
  3. pp. 224-230
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  1. Yo soy esa negra1
  2. Rosa Iris Diendomi Álvarez
  3. pp. 231-232
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  1. El corte
  2. Óscar Zazo
  3. pp. 233-236
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  1. Morir Soñando1
  2. pp. 237-238
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  1. Fwontyè Limye yo, 2019
  2. pp. 239-240
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  1. Dajabón en acuarela
  2. Laura Ramos
  3. p. 241
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  1. Negritud de las fronteras
  2. Ilses Toribio
  3. pp. 242-248
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  1. In Dialogue with Pierre Michel Jean
  2. Pierre Michel Jean
  3. pp. 249-253
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  1. Derrière les masques/Detrás de las máscaras
  2. Polibio Díaz
  3. pp. 254-258
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  1. Border of Lights
  2. Julia Alvarez
  3. pp. 259-264
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  1. “For Petronila, the Weaver” and “Petronila”
  2. Rhina P. Espaillat
  3. pp. 265-266
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  1. La matanza de haitianos, Movimiento 1
  2. Juan Colón
  3. p. 267
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  1. “Son para un negro que no está solo” and “Son for a negro who is not alone”
  2. Osiris Mosquea
  3. pp. 268-270
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  1. For the Love of Lina
  2. Magaly Colimon
  3. pp. 271-278
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  1. Nadia Jean-Marie A monologue written for the Remembrance of the Haitian Massacre
  2. Rebecca Osborne
  3. pp. 279-281
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  1. Section III: Interviews
  1. Padre Regino Martínez Perdommo y el nuevo sujeto fronterizo
  2. Megan Jeanette Myers, Edward Paulino
  3. pp. 285-292
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  1. Spreading Change and Sparking Light: A Conversation with Julia Alvarez and Bill Eichner
  2. Megan Jeanette Myers
  3. pp. 293-304
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  1. "An Invitation to Further Explore": Talking Borders and Border of Lights with Edwidge Danticat
  2. Megan Jeanette Myers
  3. pp. 305-313
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  1. Section IV: Voice Notes from la frontera
  1. Trilingual Contributor Biographies
  2. pp. 317-333
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. 335-336
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781943208272
Related ISBN(s)
9781943208265
MARC Record
OCLC
1264299236
Launched on MUSE
2021-11-15
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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