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“Death on a Plane.” Boston Globe (May 2005) and International Herald Tribune (June 2005).



“The Map Within: Place, Displacement, and the Long Shadow of History in the Work of Edwidge Danticat,” Journal of Haitian Studies (Fall 2005).



“The Quest and the Question in C.F. Ramuz’s Si le soleil ne revenait pas,” French Review: Vol. 81, No. 6 (May 2008).


“Alone in Amsterdam,” essay published in Fourth Genre (Spring 2007). Pushcart Prize Special Mention, 2008.


Women’s Review of Books. “In Perpetual Revolt,” a review of Love, Anger, Madness: A Haitian Trilogy by Marie Vieux-Chauvet, Translated from the French by Rose-Myriam Rejouis and Val Vinokur. Modern Library, 2009. (Winter 2010).


“In Another Country with Michelle Bailat-Jones,” a review of Fog Island Mountains by Michelle Bailat-Jones. Tantor Media, 2014. Asymptote (January 2015).


“A Taste of Immortality: The Post-Earthquake Haitian Novel,” The Critical Flame (Nov/Dec 2015).


Helene Schweitzer Bresslau - Project Continua – Source for Summaries of Women’s Lives.


“This Wave in the Mind,” essay published in The Critical Flame (July/August 2017). Second Place for Nonfiction in the Geneva Writers’ Group Literary Awards, Judged by Nick Barlay.

“Child of Light: A Conversation with Madison Smartt Bell on his Biography of Robert Stone” (Doubleday 2020). The Critical Flame (Spring 2020).


“Finding Toussaint Louverture,” review of Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture by Sudhir Hazareesingh. FSG, 2020. The Critical Flame (June 2022).

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