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- DescriptionHis third novel, Jacques Stephen Alexis brings his powerful characterization and political consciousness to the age-old question of whether a prostitute can leave the life to find her own identity and true love. La Nina Estrelita is plying her trade during Holy Week, 1949 in Port-au-Prince.
- Author BiographyThe Haitian novelist Jacques Stephen Alexis (1922-1961) had already gained international recognition for his four works of fiction when he returned to Haiti from Cuba in 1961 as part of a small invasion force. He disappeared and presumably died at the hands of Duvalier's Tontons Macoutes. Carrol F. Coates, Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Binghamton University, State University of New York, has translated many works of francophone literature, among them Alexis's General Sun, My Brother (Virginia). Edwidge Danticat won the American Book Award for The Farming of Bones and was a National Book Award nominee for Krik? Krak!
- Author(s)Jacques Stephen Alexis
- PublisherUniversity of Virginia Press
- Date of Publication30/11/2002
- Series TitleCARAF Books: Caribbean and African Literature Translated from French
- Place of PublicationCharlottesville
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Virginia Press
- Weight431 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Translated byEdwidge Danticat,Carrol F. Coates
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