Discrimination in the Dominican Republic Book Review by dvelarde

Discrimination in the Dominican Republic
This paper describes the discrimination in the Dominican Republic, as portrayed in the novel 'The Farming of Bones' by Edwidge Danticat.
# 91633 | 1,087 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 02, 2007 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Sociology (Theory) , English (Analysis) , History (General) , Literature (General)

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In this article, the writer examines the injustice and suffering in the Dominican Republic, which is demonstrated in Edwidge Danticat's novel 'The Farming of Bones'. The writer notes that by writing her brilliant story, Danticat remembers this farming of human bones. The writer points out that the story is set in a terrible time during the dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo in the Dominican Republic, where race, discrimination and politics are among its theme. Further the writer describes that the author illustrates a novel in which history and fiction are connected in a persuasive way to learn and critique the regime of Trujillo. The writer concludes by noting that discrimination and apprehension continue between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, where culture and beliefs are diverse in countries that share the same land.

From the Paper:

"Edwidge Danticat concentrates in the history of Haitians cane workers, and the massacre of them in the Dominican Republic. Due to a growing xenophobia under the rule of Generalissimo Trujillo, the Dominicans were told to purify the country. Trujillo clandestinely arranged the massacre of hundreds of immigrants in the Dominican Republic most of them sugarcane workers from Haiti, the country with which the Dominican Republic shares the island named "Hispaniola". In Trujillo's approach, the Haitians immigrants, whom he considered them inferior people, because of their color of skin had simply become too abundant in the country. Thus, a wave of genocide which annihilates the Haitian population is justified."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Danticat, Edwidge . The Farming of Bones. New York: Penguin Group, 1996

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