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Migration stories appear frequently in Latin American Caribbean and African American literatures. Loida Maritza PĂ©rez's Geographies of Home and Erna Brodber's Louisiana are two novels that include stories of migration between the Caribbean and the United States. Migration and movement offer the female characters in these texts a method of resistance to the specific categorizations of gender, race, and nationality. The process of migration changes the concept of home as these categories are renegotiated. As the concept of home is renegotiated, it becomes more than just a single geographic place. Instead, home is realized as many geographic sites and psychological spaces. Geographic and feminist theory offer useful perspectives and a powerful lens through which to study these categories in terms of resistance.