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Without replacing anything I would try wood putty and wood glue and several clamps. But to be sure it doesn't break again I would also put a steel bracket on there that reaches from one side of each break to the other. It won't look as nice but if you paint the chair, then paint the bracket, I don't think it would be noticeable. If not painting the chair then maybe you could even find a color paint for the bracket as close to the wood color as possible. Without the brackets for support though I would be worried it would just break again
The joints need to be strengthened with the repair. Drill 1/4" holes in the chair break and the chair back. Insert dowels with wood glue in the chair break. Apply wood glue to the breaks and slip the back on. Use clamps, rope, to hold them together. Then you can use wood putty to fill any gaps.
You're pretty much between a rock and a hard place. Wood naturally breaks on its grain line, which appears to have happened with your chair.
William has the answer to a most positive solution. The dowels will provide extra strength. Metal plates will only serve to add more holes (weakness because of the extra holes necessary to secure the plates). Do as little damage to the area to allow for the area to stay as strong naturally as possible.
1/4" dowels are very thin diameter. You would only drill about 3/4" to 1" deep in each end depending on the curve. Swan Road Designs is correct about the metal brackets. Screws would remove mean removing more wood. And through use the wood can split right along the screws in a straight line or split following the grain. The dowels and wood glue would support the broken parts together.