This collection of essays looks at the body of work of Quebec writer Dany Laferrière, including his notorious first novel, Comment faire l'amour avec un Nègre sans se fatiguer, through a variety of critical and analytic lenses. Issues such as identity, privilege, memory, exile and return are examined in relation to his writing. Among the contributors are: Ng'ang'a wa Muchiri, Gabrielle Parker, Lucy Brisley, Lynn Penrod, Amy J. Ransom, and Lee Skallerup Bessette.
In place of authenticity and a unified, organic sense of subjectivity one finds a profoundly historical, political, and contingent sense of self-identification … Caribbean subjects have never been able to take for granted the occasion for speaking, nor the terms in which they will be heard and recognized. - Gillian Whitlock