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Poetry of Haitian Independence
At the turn of the nineteenth century, Haiti became the first and only modern country born from a slave revolt. During the first decades of Haitian independence, a wealth of original poetry was created by the inhabitants of the former French Caribbean island colony and published in Haitian newspapers. These deeply felt poems celebrated the legitimacy of the new nation and ...more
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published May 26th 2015 by Yale University Press
(first published March 31st 2015)
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This collection of poetry chronicles Haiti’s quest for independence. The poems vary in length but all give a lyrical account of independence. Each selection is given in French and English. Also, footnotes regarding Haitian history are included for those not familiar with this time in world history.