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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
N'Zengou-Tayo, Marie-Josť; Wilson, Elizabeth
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Article Title
The weight of the night
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Journal Title
Small Axe
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2001
Volume ID
5
Issue ID
2
Page(s)
81-84
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Notes
Translation of Yanick Lahens' Le Poids de la Nuit'.
Abstract
A young man's account of the night of the 7th February 1986 with its violence and collective acts of revenge against Duvalier's henchmen or known sympathisers. Confronted with the collective madness and brutality of the crowd, the young bourgeois and intellectual is overwhelmed by memories of his brother's imprisonment and subsequent death at the hands of Duvalier's henchmen. He remembers his theoretical discourses about revolution and punishment. Yet, he weighs the value of human life against the right to revenge and retribution.....
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