Books set in Haiti (15)

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¿Cric? crac!

¿Cric? crac! by Edwidge Danticat, Marcelo tr Cohen ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
¿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


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

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


Blue : A Novel by Emmelie Prophète EN

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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


Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
"The interconnected secrets of a coastal Haitian town are revealed when one little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, goes missing"--

El reino de este mundo

El reino de este mundo by Alejo Carpentier ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: North America / Cuba flag Cuba
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].


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.


Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat EN

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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.


Love, Anger, Madness : A Haitian Triptych by Marie Vieux-Chauvet EN

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The only English translation of “a masterpiece” (The Nation)—a stunning trilogy of novellas about the soul-crushing cost of life under a violent Haitian dictatorship, featuring an introduction by Edwidge Danticat Originally published in 1968, Love, Anger, Madness virtually disappeared from circulation until its republication in France in 2005. Set in the barely fictionalized Haiti of “Papa Doc” Duvalier’s repressive rule, Marie Vieux-Chauvet’s writing was so powerful and so incendiary that she was forced to flee to the United States. Yet Love, Anger, Madness endures. Claire, the narrator of Lo... continue


Palabras, Ojos, Memoria by Edwidge Danticat ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Set in Haiti's impoverished villages and in New York's Haitian community, this is the story of Sophie Caco, who was conceived in an act of violence, abandoned by her mother and then summoned to America. In New York, Sophie discovers that Haiti imposes harsh rules on its own. (OneSource)


Rocks in the Water, Rocks in the Sun : A Memoir from the Heart of Haiti by Vilmond Joegodson Déralciné, Paul Jackson EN

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When Joegodson Déralciné was still a small child, his parents left rural Haiti to resettle in the rapidly growing zones of Port-au-Prince. As his family entered the city in 1986, Duvalier and his dictatorship exited. Haitians, once terrorized under Duvalier’s reign, were liberated and emboldened to believe that they could take control of their lives. But how? Joining hundreds of thousands of other peasants trying to adjust to urban life, Joegodson and his family sought work and a means of survival. But all they found was low-waged assembly plant jobs of the sort to which the repressive Duvalie... continue