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'Isla abierta' or 'Isla cerrada'?: Karmadavis's pre- and post-earthquake Hispaniola

Fumagalli, MC (2013) ''Isla abierta' or 'Isla cerrada'?: Karmadavis's pre- and post-earthquake Hispaniola.' Bulletin of Latin American Research, 32 (4). 421 - 437. ISSN 0261-3050

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Abstract

Border relations on Hispaniola have always been characterised by contradictory dynamics. After the 2012 earthquake some hoped that the catastrophe could signpost the beginning of better border relations. Well before the earthquake, the artist David Pérez a.k.a. Karmadavis had urged the inhabitants of the island to consider Hispaniola as an isla abierta (open island) where one could develop a national identity in relation with and not in opposition to one's neighbours. After the earthquake, Karmadavis continues to denounce how Hispaniola is still an isla cerrada (closed island) that fails to realise, appreciate and celebrate itself as a estructura completa (complete structure). © 2013 Society for Latin American Studies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2013 10:37
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2019 22:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7716

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