Ayiti- Haiti as more than it is perceived to be.
This collection of short stories by Roxane Gay examines the lives of Haitian characters living in Haiti and the U.S.
Their struggles to make better lives for themselves, their hopes and dreams, trying to reconcile love of country and culture, to the reality of their country not being able to reciprocate that love and care back.
We encounter characters in love, struggling to make life better, trying to cope with familial and personal trauma, women trying to exist under the oppression of the patriarchy and toxic masculinity.
These stories give us another view of what it means to be Haitian and not just what is portrayed in the media. We see that these characters have the same hopes, dreams and aspirations that many of us do; to love and be loved, to provide for our families to live a good life in the country of their birth.