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Reviews by Chiseche Salome Mibenge

Chiseche Salome Mibenge

Chiseche's book Show me a Woman! Narratives of Gender and Violence in Transitional Justice Processes will be published by Pennsylvania University Press in Spring 2011. She studied Law in Zambia, her country of birth, and has lived in The Netherlands for the past decade. She has recently relocated to New York and is writing her second book, a short story collection.

The Company of Heaven: Stories from Haiti

Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell's collection of short stories, The Company of Heaven, is an unkind narrative of Haiti and Haitians. It is unkind in the way one can be unkind when recalling a sibling’s awkward puberty or seeing for the first time, the humiliation of a parent by a stranger in a public place. She is unkind to her Haitians and yet she remains a family member, intimately invested and loyal. It is difficult to like even one of her characters, however, it is even more difficult to look away from them.