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The author thus underlines that exploitation (sexual or otherwise) has been Relating the Female Experience O 35 constant throughout history: Angela in 1989 finds herself in the same situation as Éliette in 1928. Moreover, the filiation between the two rapists, who turn out to be father and son, insinuates that the exploiters have essentially remained the same. In an ambiguous statement ostensibly about hurricanes but implicitly about the rapists, Éliette’s aunt qualifies the 1989 event as “terrifying, like its brother in 1928,” adding that it may be “always the same one that returns” (299).

Thus in Danticat, Martine’s sexual oppressor is a macoute, whose militia abuse and tyrannize the whole population. Pineau’s novel likewise explicitly critiques the violent colonial history and present status of the island, asserting that nothing has changed since slavery in this cursed land “that only begets hurricanes” (241). Slavery is evoked throughout: Glawdys, who was literally kept in ties all day long as a child, is compared to the slaves who killed their newborns to spare them from bondage, and her unconditional desire for freedom recalls that of the maroons.

El cuerpo correcto, 1998). Here the eponymous character is endowed with charms that prove to be so potent that they perdure long after her death. Aurelia’s condition, as a prostitute while alive and later as the totally passive object of the male necrophiliac’s desire, stresses the little female agency that underlies erotic fantasies such as that of the mulata. Still, subversive as they may be, some contemporary authors have occasionally drawn on stereotypes that they have questioned elsewhere.

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