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Apartheid in the Americas: Are you Haitian?

Are you Haitian? By Myriam J. A. Chancy, PhD Soy de aquí: Reconoci.do, Santo [email protected], MJA Chancy The implications of the ruling of September 23 by the Constitutional Tribunal of the Dominican Republic, stripping citizenship from the offspring of non-resident Haitians born in the Dominican Republic, where nationality is conferred “jus soli,” by place of […]


T&T Review Column: The Horrors of Slavery: Haiti, Vodou and the Myth of the Cursed Nation (November 2012)

The Horrors of Slavery: Haiti, Vodou and the Myth of the Cursed Nation By Myriam J. A. Chancy (T&T Review, November 2012 column)  Drums used by a “rasin” or roots musical troupe are also traditional vodou drums, Jacmel 2012 ©MJA Chancy About a year ago, I taught an undergraduate course in Haitian Literature at the US university […]


T&T Review Column: “Walking Sadness: Haitian Returns” (A Personal Reflection – Oct. 2012)

Trinidad & Tobago Review Column, October 2012 “Walking Sadness: Haitian Returns” (A Personal Reflection) by Myriam J. A. Chancy   View from Route de L’Amitié, P-au-P-Jacmel, [email protected] Chancy “My house says to me, “Do not leave me, for here dwells your past.” And the road says to me, “Come and follow me, for I am […]


T&T Review Column, August 2012: Axes of Independence or, “What’s so great about being Haitian, anyway?”

Axes of Independence or, “What’s so great about being Haitian, anyway?” Column published in the Trinidad & Tobago Review, August 6, 2012, pp. 16-17 (centerfold)   By Myriam J. A. Chancy When I first arrived at Piarco International Airport in Trinidad, it was to be greeted with a banner announcing to visitors the “golden jubilee” […]