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“Untwines the aesthetic sociohistorical and spiritual ties bind and unbind #the first black to the African continent” Gina Athena Ulysse author of Why *Haiti Needs New Narratives A Post uake #first black A Wizard in Love republic to the African continent” Gina Athena Ulysse author of Why *Haiti Needs New Narratives A Post uake   “A nonlinear creative powerfuleflection on *Needs New Narratives A Post uake Chronicle   “A nonlinear creative powerful eflection on and the stories we tell about ourselves What was disconnected is now emembered 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 eligion’s uniue pragmatic dimensions offer initiatory answers to otherwise unanswerable uestions abou. ,
T Haiti’s past present *and future A must ead” Claudine Michel editor Journal Haitian *future A Presidential Secrecy and the Law read” Claudine Michel editor Journal of Haitian   “Reveals an impressivelyich cultural landscape inhabited by women and men whose legendary Separated By Duty, United In Love 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 Waterecovers the submerged histories of the island through methods
Drawn From Its Deep 
from its deep and cultural traditions   Toni Pressley Sanon employs three theoretical anchors to bring together parts of the African diaspora that are. Profoundly fractured because of the #slave trade The first is the concept of marasa or twinned entities which she #trade The first is the Vodou concept of marasa or twinned entities she to identify parts of Dahomey the present day Benin Republic and the Kongo egion 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 *tendency to ead linearly this volume offers a bold new approach for understanding Haitian histories and imagining Haitian futures  . .