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Liminal Citizens

Jana Evans Braziel

in Duvalier's Ghosts

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034577
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038247 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034577.003.0004
Liminal Citizens

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This chapter suggests considering Ginen and Guantánamo to be two poles along a continuum essential for rethinking of black Atlantic. While doing so, the chapter also sheds light on liminal citizens, migrants who are trapped in no-man's land. The place no longer is in Ayiti, Haiti; and has not yet arrived in Etazini, the United States. As per the chapter, both Ginen and Guantánamo coexist in the black Atlantic and should effect our reconceptualization of the black Atlantic. The author brings into light aspects of both Gine and Guantánamo and how they are important elements of black Atlantic.

Keywords: Ginen; Guantánamo; black Atlantic; liminal citizens; Ayiti; Etazini; Haiti; the United States

Chapter.  9959 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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