Michael Dash passes away

Repeating Islands

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Michael Dash, professor of Francophone literature in the Departments of French and Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, and known  for his work on Martinican writer Édouard Glissant, passed away on the morning of June 2 in New York City. I first met him when I was a graduate student and he a young UWI professor, and his example of diligent, insightful and committed scholarship has guided my own career. He will be sorely missed. 

Born in Trinidad, Prof. Dash began his career at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, and wrote extensively on Haitian and French Caribbean literature. His books include Culture and Customs of Haiti (2001), The Other America: Caribbean Literature in a New World Context (1998), Haiti and the United States (1997), Literature and Ideology in Haiti: 1915-1961 (1981), and Jacques Stephen Alexis (Black Images, 1975). He was also the co-editor of Libète:…

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