Reinterpreting the Haitian Revolution and its Cultural Aftershocks
Reinterpreting the Haitian Revolution and its Cultural Aftershocks, edited by Martin Munro and Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw. Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago: University of the West Indies Press, 2006.
Haiti, its history, and its culture remain largely unknown or misunderstood in the Anglophone world. Framed by two essays by René Depestre, the essays in this volume seek to elucidate diverse aspects of Haiti’s history and culture and range from analyses of literary works to a discussion of representations of Toussaint Louverture and a historical study of the role of Saint Domingue refugees in the genesis of jazz. The book will be of particular interest to students and scholars working in Francophone Postcolonial Studies, Caribbean Studies, and African American Studies.
Martin Munro and Elizabeth Walcott–Hackshaw
1 Open Letter to the Haitians of 2004 René Depestre
2 Haïti Chimère: Revolutionary Universalism and its Caribbean Context
J. Michael Dash
3 Petrifying Myths: Lack and Excess in Caribbean and Haitian Histories
4 Lahens’s Revolution, or the Words Within Elizabeth Walcott–Hackshaw
5 Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones: Traumatic Memories and the Translucent Narrator
6 Theories of “Race” and the Haitian Revolution
7 Anténor Firmin, Pioneering Anthropologist, Pan-Africanist and Pan-Caribbeanist: His Legacy and Continuing Relevance Carolyn Fluehr–Lobban
8 Re-creolizing Swing: Saint Domingue Refugees in the Govi of New Orleans
9 “Hé St Domingo, songé St Domingo”: Haiti and the Haitian Revolution in the Political Discourse of Nineteenth-century Trinidad
10 The Travelling Revolutionary: Reading Nineteenth- and
Twentieth-Century Translations of Toussaint Louverture Charles Forsdick
11 What can Toussaint Louverture do for the Haitians of 2004?
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