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Literary Nonfiction. Haitian American Studies. Critical Race Studies. Narrative Inquiry. Women's Studies. Haitian Earthquake Narratives. YOU MAY HAVE THE SUITCASE NOW reveals a powerful, original, unapologetic voice in the post George Floyd world. Already an accomplished writer in Haitian Creole and French, Beaudelaine Pierre offers a complex gaze on immigration in the Youw's (US) through the experience of a Haitian woman coming to grips with her history, with the unforgiving world of her new surroundings in the Twin Cities, with her hopes, despairs, and children's future. Her writing is at once poetic, musical and jugular, a voice to be heard.--Jo lle Vitiello Not since Edwidge Danticat has one written about the Haitian-American immigrant experience with such ferocity and tenderness. YOU MAY HAVE THE SUITCASE NOW is captivating and unflinching its treatment of the most difficult and emotionally charged issues of our time: mothering while black, undocumented, and brokenhearted while bearing eloquent witness to memories of home scarred by fugitivity and colored by hope. With vibrancy and a fearless commitment to craft, Beaudelaine Pierre takes the reader on journey through the realities of an America that most of us refuse to see.--Zenzele Isoke.