Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
LACS: French Studies
This thesis thus explores the relation between different social groups with regards to the Haitian Diaspora in the United States. There are two dynamics of this relation that would be analyzed which are: 1) the relation between those in the diaspora and the mother country and 2) the relations among Haitians and other racial groups within the United States, particularly Afro-Americans and other West Indians. Many Haitians go as far as to assume a French identity for they believe that being French, which is usually associated with whiteness would set them apart from other black. This research thus explores this fluidity in identity assimilation that Haitians undergo in order create a new identity in the diaspora that would better assist in the reconstruction of a new life away from the motherland.
John, Ronaldo G., "Représentations de l’identité haïtienne dans la diaspora à travers « La Danse sur le Volcan » de Marie Vieux-Chauvet et « Butterfly’s Way » d’Edwidge Danticat.". Senior Theses, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 2015.
Trinity College Digital Repository, http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/theses/483