Dézafi (Caraf Books: Caribbean and African Literature Translated fro) (Paperback)

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By Frankétienne, Asselin Charles (Translator)
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D zafi is no ordinary zombie novel. In the hands of the great Haitian author known simply as Frank tienne, zombification takes on a symbolic dimension that stands as a potent commentary on a country haunted by a history of slavery. Now this dynamic new translation brings this touchstone in Haitian literature to English-language readers for the first time.

Written in a provocative experimental style, with a myriad of voices and combining myth, poetry, allegory, magical realism, and social realism, D zafi tells the tale of a plantation that is run and worked by zombies for the financial benefit of the living owner. The owner's daughter falls in love with a zombie and facilitates his transformation back into fully human form, leading to a rebellion that challenges the oppressive imbalance that had robbed the workers of their spirit. With the walking dead and bloody cockfights (the "d zafi" of the title) as cultural metaphors for Haitian existence, Frank tienne's novel is ultimately a powerful allegory of political and social liberation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780813941394
ISBN-10: 0813941393
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication Date: October 30th, 2018
Pages: 244
Language: English
Series: Caraf Books: Caribbean and African Literature Translated fro