Title: Dance On The Volcano Author: VIEUX-CHAUVET MARIE Format: PAPERBACK Publication date: 28/11/2016 Imprint: UNKNOWN Price: $30.00 Publishing status: Active
"Dance on the Volcano tells the story of two sisters growing up in a culture that swings heavily between decadence and poverty, sensuality and depravity. One sister, because of her singing ability, is able to enter into the white colonial society otherwise generally off limits to people of color. Closely examining a society sagging under the white supremacy of the French colonist rulers, Dance on the Volcano is one of only novels to closely depict the seeds and fruition of the Haitian Revolution, tracking an elaborate hierarchy of skin color and class through the experiences of two young women. It is a story about hatred and fear, love and loss, and the complex tensions between colonizer and colonized, masterfully translated by Kaiama L. Glover."
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