A sudden, brutal and unforgettable immersion, Ayiti explores the intimacies of Haitian life in both Haiti and the United States through short stories, several as concise as a single page. The lines are blurred and the characters seem to evolve out of one another. This collection reads like a fragmented history of the Haitian diaspora, rich in details and insight, but without a distinct structure. Each story could stand alone. From beginning to end, the collection takes aim at stereotypes and misconceptions about Haitians and Haitian Americans, especially the pervading view of Haiti solely as a destitute, poverty-stricken world.
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