Books set in Haiti (21)


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¿Cric? crac!

¿Cric? crac! by Edwidge Danticat ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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¿Cric? ¡Crac! es una recopilación de nueve cuentos en los que se explora la manera como los recuerdos son transmitidos de generación en generación, para conservar el patrimonio cultural de un pueblo atormentado. En un Haití asolado por la violencia se desarrollan los primeros siete relatos, marcados por la muerte, el sufrimiento y el valor de las mujeres que parecen impotentes ante el terrorismo arrasador de los regímenes dictatoriales. Sin embargo, en ¿Cric? ¡Crac! el amor surge como una luz esperanzadora que le permitirá a ... continue


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Black Spartacus : The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture by Sudhir Hazareesingh EN

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Country: Africa / Mauritius flag Mauritius
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A biography of the Haitian revolutionary leader Toussaint Louverture.

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Blue : A Novel by Emmelie Prophète EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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An award-winning Haitian novel about silence, beauty, and the solidarity of tears. Airports are distillations of the world. I like thinking of them that way. The hope of leaving and the desire to come home, existing side by side. Any voyage is possible. My mind flies off toward the blue province once again. I don't know, anymore, why I always associate it with blue. It isn't even my favorite color. Traveling alone from Miami to Port-au-Prince, our narrator finds comfort at the airport. She feels free to ponder the silence that surrounds her homeland, her mother, her aunts, and her own inner th... continue

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Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
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"The interconnected secrets of a coastal Haitian town are revealed when one little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, goes missing"--

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El reino de este mundo

El reino de este mundo by Alejo Carpentier ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: North America / Cuba flag Cuba
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Una de las obras maestras del escritor cubano, El reino de este mundo narra, a través de la voz del esclavo negro Ti Noël, el tránsito que sufrió Haití al pasar a convertirse, de colonia francesa gobernada por blancos, en una nación negra regida por el primer monarca coronado del Nuevo Mundo. En una atmósfera lujuriosa y sensual que delata el barroquismo y el realismo mágico de su autor, este relato nos permite conocer las rebeliones de Mackandal, las aventuras de Pauline Bonaparte, así como la tiranía del rey negro Henri Christophe. [Resumen extraído de www.casadellibro.com].

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Hadriana in All My Dreams by René Depestre EN

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Legendary Haitian author Depestre combines magic, fantasy, eroticism, and delirious humor to explore universal questions of race and sexuality.

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Hadriana in All My Dreams by René Depestre EN

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Included in "10 Best New Books to Read This May," Chicago Review of Books. "Originally published in 1988 and written by one of Haiti’s seminal authors, still with us at age 90, this vibrant, erotically charged work shows how humans counter fear—particularly the fear of death—in varied more or less magical ways, even as it paints a fresh and enticing picture of Haitian culture. . .Luscious and affirmative reading, this is work both the serious-minded and the lighthearted can enjoy." —Library Journal, Starred review "Depestre presents a rich and nuanced exploration of large and significant theme... continue

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Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende EN

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Country: South America / Peru flag Peru
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In a novel where the setting moves from the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, an African slave and concubine is determined to claim her own destiny against impossible odds. (historical fiction). By the author of The Sum of Our Days.

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Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat EN

Rating: 5 (3 votes)
Description:
When Haitians tell a story, they say "Krik?" and the eager listeners answer "Krak!" In Krik? Krak! In her second novel, Edwidge Danticat establishes herself as the latest heir to that narrative tradition with nine stories that encompass both the cruelties and the high ideals of Haitian life. They tell of women who continue loving behind prison walls and in the face of unfathomable loss; of a people who resist the brutality of their rulers through the powers of imagination. The result is a collection that outrages, saddens, and transports the reader with its sheer beauty.