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#814: ERZULIE LOVES SHANGO (a novel by M. Dorsinville) (fwd)
From: Emmanuel W. Vedrine <email@example.com>
[ERZULIE LOVES SHANGO. Max Dorsinville. CIDIHCA. 1998. 228 p.
*Erzulie Loves Shango* is a multilayered story told in the masked form of
carnival. Nothing is what it seems. Nothing stays the same. The Haitian
deities of love and fire, Erzulie and Shango, are uprooted from their native
land as they were originally from their ancestral continent, Africa.
Their reappearance in North America echoes the birth of the Haitian and
other diasporas of our time.
Love is the unifying dream of a New World for individuals slipping in and
out of set images.
... A rich and moving read, both articulate and beautiful. Color and
light... evoked the merging of skin, sky and earth, as it occurs in love,
and the hideous loneliness that occurs when one is isolated from that
connection... Exceptionally visual and textured."
-- Sarah Schrank
DORSINVIL, Max was born in Haiti and raised in Canada and the United States.
He teaches English at McGill University, in Montreal.
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