Antípodas: Journal of Hispanic and Galician Studies has just published a special issue (XX), Trujillo, Trauma, Testimony: Mario Vargas Llosa, Julia Alvarez, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz and other writers on Hispaniola edited by Marta Caminero-Santangelo and Roy C. Boland Osegueda.
In this volume, sixteen scholars from the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and Australia study some of the most significant narratives of trauma and testimonial novels about Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s 31 years as dictator of the Dominican Republic. Combining theoretical insight with illuminating textual analysis, the articles demonstrate how writers as diverse as Mario Vargas Llosa, Julia Alvarez, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, Freddy Prestol Castillo, Nelly Rosario, Angie Cruz, and Pedro Vergés use the “lies” of fiction to reveal fundamental “truths” about freedom, human dignity and individual sovereignty.
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