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The Unfinished Revolution: Haiti, Black Sovereignty and Power in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World

The Unfinished Revolution: Haiti, Black Sovereignty and Power in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World

Author:
Karen Salt
Publication Date:
2019
Unfinished Revolution is the first study to gather nineteenth-century representations and performances of Haitian sovereignty in the Atlantic world. In assembling this undiscovered archive of black power, this book offers compelling evidence of the ways that sovereignty and blackness intersect with unstable processes of modernity to produce an articulation of black authority always, already under threat for eradication or ridicule. Undeterred, nineteenth-century Haitian leaders mounted a century’s-long battle to situate Haiti at the centre of the Atlantic world ...
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Why Haiti Needs New Narratives. A post Quake Chronicle

Why Haiti Needs New Narratives. A post Quake Chronicle

Author:
Gina Athena Ulysse
Publication Date:
2015
Mainstream news coverage of the catastrophic earthquake of January 12, 2010, reproduced longstanding narratives of Haiti and stereotypes of Haitians. Cognizant that this Haiti, as it exists in the public sphere, is a rhetorically and graphically incarcerated one, the feminist anthropologist and performance artist Gina Athena Ulysse embarked on a writing spree that lasted over two years. As an ethnographer and a member of the diaspora, Ulysse delivers critical cultural analysis of geopolitics and daily life in a series of ...
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Freedom’s Mirror. Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution

Freedom’s Mirror. Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution

Author:
Ada Ferrer
Publication Date:
2014
During the Haitian Revolution of 1791–1804, arguably the most radical revolution of the modern world, slaves and former slaves succeeded in ending slavery and establishing an independent state. Yet on the Spanish island of Cuba, barely fifty miles away, the events in Haiti helped usher in the antithesis of revolutionary emancipation. When Cuban planters and authorities saw the devastation of the neighbouring colony, they rushed to fill the void left in the world market for sugar, to buttress the institutions ...
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Haitian vodou an introduction to Haiti's indigenous spiritual traditions

Haitian vodou an introduction to Haiti’s indigenous spiritual traditions

Author:
Mambo Chita Tann.
Publication Date:
2012
Haitian Vodou is a fascinating spiritual tradition rich with ceremonies and magic, songs and prayers, dances and fellowship. Yet outside of Haiti, next to no one understands this joyous and profound way of life. ln Haitian Vodou, Mambo Chita Tann explores the historical roots and contemporary practices of this unique tradition, including discussions of ...
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Haiti Noir

Haiti Noir

Author:
Edwige Danticat
Publication Date:
2011
Haiti has had a tragic history and continues to be one of the most destitute places on the planet, especially in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. Here, however, editor Edwidge Danticat reveals that even while the subject matter remains dark, the calibre of Haitian writing is of the highest order. Features stories by Edwidge Danticat, Madison Smartt Bell, Gary Victor, Jessica Fievre, Marilene Phipps, Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel, Katie Ulysse, Yanick Lahens, Evelyne Trouillot, Kettly Mars, Rodney Saint-Eloi and ...
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Hegel, Haiti and Universal History

Hegel, Haiti and Universal History

Author:
Susan Buck-Morss
Publication Date:
2009
In this path-breaking work, Susan Buck-Morss draws new connections between history, inequality, social conflict, and human emancipation. Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History offers a fundamental reinterpretation of Hegel's master-slave dialectic and points to a way forward to free critical theoretical practice from the prison-house of its own debates ...
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Tell My Horse. Voodoo And Life In Haiti And Jamaica

Tell My Horse. Voodoo And Life In Haiti And Jamaica

Author:
Zora Neale Hurston
Publication Date:
2008
As a first-hand account of the weird mysteries and horrors of voodoo, Tell My Horse is an invaluable resource and fascinating guide. Based on Zora Neale Hurston’s personal experiences in Haiti and Jamaica, where she participated as an initiate rather than just an observer of voodoo practices during her visits in the 1930s, this travelogue into a dark world paints a vividly authentic picture of ceremonies and customs and superstitions of great cultural interest ...
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Haiti, History, and the Gods

Haiti, History, and the Gods

Author:
Joan Dayan
Publication Date:
1998
InHaiti, History, and the Gods,Joan Dayan charts the cultural imagination of Haiti not only by reconstructing the island's history but by highlighting ambiguities and complexities that have been ignored. She investigates the confrontational space in which Haiti is created and recreated in fiction and fact, text and ritual, discourse and practice. Dayan's ambitious project is a research tour de force that gives human dimensions to this eighteenth-century French colony and provides a template for understanding the Haiti of today. In ...
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Bwa Yo. Important Trees of Haiti

Bwa Yo. Important Trees of Haiti

Author:
Joel Timyan
Publication Date:
1996
The first part of the book covers 9 wood species, 4 fruit species and 4 recent exotics, giving information for each species on importance, taxonomy and botanical features, distribution and ecology, tree characteristics, utilization, propagation, biomass studies, growth performance and tree improvement. The second (larger) part gives technical information on pests and diseases, wood properties and energy values, medicinal uses, biomass and volume tables, common and scientific names, and tree proverbs. Much of the information in the book was the ...
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Medicine and morality in Haiti The contest for healing power

Medicine and morality in Haiti The contest for healing power

Author:
Paul Brodwin
Publication Date:
1996
Morality and medicine are deeply intertwined in rural Haiti, and both are shaped by the competition between different religious traditions: Catholicism, Vodoun, and fundamentalist Protestantism. When people fall ill, they seek treatment from not only Western biomedicine, but also herbalists, midwives, and religious healers. Moreover, sickness can raise troubling questions about a person's innocence or guilt. Caught in a web of accusation and moral danger, the sick struggle to portray them- selves as upright ethical actors. Dr. Brodwin examines the ...
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