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“Nina Glick Schiller and Georges Eugene Fouron do a masterful job of describing the full spectrum of factors shaping the experience of migration, ranging from utopian dreams of the home country to the hard reality that some states are only apparent states. This is a work of inspired ethnographic research, stunning scholarship, and creative grace and energy.”—Karen McCarthy Brown, author of Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn — N/A
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“In my dream I was young and in Haiti with my friends, laughing, joking, and having a wonderful time. I was walking down the main street of my hometown of Aux Cayes. The sun was shining, the streets were clean, and the port was bustling with ships. At first I was laughing because of the feeling of happiness that stayed with me, even after I woke up. I tried to explain my wonderful dream to my wife, Rolande. Then I laughed again but this time not from joy. I had been dreaming of a Haiti that never was.”—from Georges Woke Up Laughing
Nina Glick Schiller is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Hampshire.
Georges Eugene Fouron is Associate Professor of Education at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
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