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Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain, Africa and Haiti

Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain vient de mourir en laissant une oeuvre considérable sur la littérature orale africaine et haïtienne. Ayant vécu loin des rumeurs de la politique haïtienne, elle est restée dans l’ombre pour nombre d’ethnologues d’Haïti, mais tous reconnaissent une grande dette à son égard : c’est elle qui a fourni une base indispensable et unique […]

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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 […]

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François Duvalier, Haiti and the Republic of Biafra

The vocation of the first independent Negro Republic in the world to secure everywhere the defence of the prestige and dignity of our race, its conditions of an extra-continental state added to the fact that it does not seek any personal advantage, put Haiti in a privileged position to cause the voice of right, wisdom […]

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Toussaint L’Ouverture: Allada, Benin

Eileen McNamara, “Statue of Toussaint L’Ouverture, Founder of Haiti,” (1997-1998; Allada, Benin). University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. General Library System of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Haiti: Présence Africaine Éditions, 25 bis, rue des écoles, Paris, France, June 24, 2010

Présence Africaine Éditions

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Haiti: Africa

Haiti, where negritude rises to its feet for the first time and says that it has believed in its own humanity. Aimé Cesairé quoted in Richard A. Long, “Negritude,” Black World/Negro Digest (May 1969)

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Haiti: Africa

Jean Price-Mars avowedly sought to renovate and redeem Haiti precisely by prescribing the place of Africa within the nation. Price-Mars looked to history to understand what he saw as the historical processes involved in creating a unique Haitian being and ethnos. Gérarde Magliore and Kevin A. Yelvington, “Haiti and the anthropological imagination,” Gradhiva (2005)  

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