Monthly Archives: May 2011

Reading Haiti

“Haiti Urban Voids,” from Emergenc(e-y): Design Tactics for Post Traumatic Urban Landscapes Last year at about this time, The Public Archive posted a summer reading list of “those daunting, guilt-inducing, impossible to finish accumulations of never-read classics, recently-published near-sensations, and occasionally-frustrating volumes you feel you should read if only to say you’ve read them.” A year [...]
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Débarquement à Saint Domingue

Cornelis Gerritsz Decker (1620-1678), Débarquement à Saint Domingue (17e siècle,  Le musée du quai Branly, Paris).
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Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Arcahaie, Haiti, 18 May 1803

He it was who tore the white band from the French tricolor flag as a visible symbol of the extinction of white power. Earl Leslie Griggs and Clifford H. Prator, Eds. Henry Christophe and Thomas Clarkson: A Correspondence (1952) The widely held belief was that on 18 May 1803 at Arachie Dessalines had torn the white band [...]
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Un soldado argentino en Haití es un marine en Iraq

“Un soldado argentino en Haití es un marine en Iraq,” [Argentina]: [s.n.], [n.d.]. Princeton University Library. Latin American Ephemera Collections.
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Choucoune (Ti zwezo)

Johanne Harrelle, “Choucoune (Ti zwezo),” from À tout prendre (Claude Jutra, Director. 1964)
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Jean-Claude Duvalier, February 8, 1986

Aislin (alias Terry Mosher), Baby Doc flees Haiti to France (Ink, felt pen, overlay on paper. February 8, 1986. McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec.
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Paulette Poujol-Oriol

Paulette Poujol-Oriol, who died March 11 at age 84, left her birth country, Haiti, a legacy that is immeasurable. She was one of Haiti’s most ardent feminist leaders, as well as an unmatched cultural producer and worker. Gina Ulysse, “The Legacy of Haitian Feminist Paulette Poujol-Oriol,” Ms Magazine (29 March 2011) In addition to her contributions to [...]
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Joseph-Anténor Firmin

Certainly, the most important champion of Haiti’s modernist internationalism in the nineteenth century is the Haitian essayist Antenor Firmin. No other intellectual seemed so able to follow through on the revolutionary universalism of Haiti’s war of independence. J. Michael Dash, The Disappearing Island: Haiti, History, and the Hemisphere (April 2004). We can now draw a line from [...]
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