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Henri Christophe, Proclaimed King of Haiti, 26 March 1811

Michael Thompson, Henri I, King of Haiti (2010)
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Henri Christophe sets fire to Le Cap

Jacob Lawrence, Toussaint L’Ouverture series, no. 32 (1938)
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General L’Ouverture

Ulysse Dabouze, “General L’Ouverture,” circa 1950.
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Untitled. Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1982.

Untitled conveys Jean-Michel Basquiat’s possession of an encyclopaedic intellect and prodigious ability to communicate a highly evocative yet masterfully succinct visual code. Fascinated by his own cultural heritage, his father of Haitian descent, this painting speaks to the legacy of white colonisation and black servitude. Bearing the emblematical three-pointed crown bracketed [...]
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Sculpture vaudou fon, Bénin

Sculpture vaudou fon, Bénin, Bois, pierre, fer, terre cuite et patine sacrificielle, 57 x 56 x 35 cm, Collection Anne et Jacques Kerchache, Photo © Yuji Ono, Exposition Vaudou, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 5 avril › 25 sept. 2011
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Cécile Fatiman, Boukman Dutty & Bois Caiman

The old slave woman, intimate of the gods, buries her machete in the throat of a black wild boar. The earth of Haiti drinks the blood. Under the protection of the gods of war and of fire, two hundred blacks sing and dance the oath of freedom. In the prohibited voodoo ceremony aglow with lightning [...]
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Haitian Politics Explained

Teddy Keser Mombrun in Le Nouvelliste (2011). Source: Cartoon Movement (via @bhatiap). Click on image for larger version.
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Surrealism and Haiti

Jean Duché: It seems you had a hand in the Haitian revolution. Could you comment on exactly what happened? André Breton: Let’s not exaggerate. At the end of 1945, the poverty, and consequently the patience, of the Haitian people had reached a breaking point. You have to realize that, on the huge Ile de la [...]
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