CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Dieu est mon pilote à Tanqueray

Department

Department of Literature and Modern Languages

Publication Date

7-1-2011

Publication Title

Small Axe

ISSN

1534-6714

Volume

15

Issue/No.

2 (35)

First Page

154

Last Page

163

Abstract

“Dieu est mon pilote à Tanqueray” is a short story about a young man named Lemuel and his journey from Haiti to South Florida. As Lemuel prepares for the trip, the ship's captain shows him the sail that is made out of material from a discarded billboard. On the sail is a handsome black man in a pin-striped suit. He is shown holding a glass, with a huge green bottle and the words “Ready to Tanqueray?” in the background. “This is how we will live when we get to Florida,” the captain assures Lemuel, but the journey to Florida is the farthest thing from luxurious.

DOI

10.1215/07990537-1334140

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