“the suitcase in the closet”
Talking Zombi(e)s with Junie Désil (an Interview)
In this interview, Junie D´esil discusses her experience as the daughter of Haitian immigrants. Growing up in Montréal, Canada, and dealing with her parents' silence and hesitance to discuss their Haitian culture led to Junie's investigation and research on zombi(e)s as a significant presence in Haitian beliefs. Junie touches on Voudou spitirualism and the cures for being a zombi as it connects to her experience of Black personhood.