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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 Gonave […]

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Toussaint L’Ouverture, Haiti

William H. Johnson, Toussaint L’Ouverture, Haiti (1945) Source: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Click here for more information.

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Loïs Mailou Jones and Haiti

Lois Mailou Jones, Street Vendors, Port au Prince, Haiti, 1978 (Acrylic 53 x 40 1/4 in) The Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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Incendie du Cap Français : le 20, 21, 22 et 23 juin 1793

Pierre-Gabriel Berthault, et. al., “Incendie du Cap Français : le 20, 21, 22 et 23 juin 1793 ou 2, 3, 4 et 5 messidor an I.er de la République,” (Paris, 1802). Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie. Click here for high-resolution original.

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Vue de l’incendie de la ville du Cap Français. Arrivée le 21 juin 1793.

Vue de l’incendie de la ville du Cap Français. Arrivée le 21 juin 1793. Gravure coloriée de Jean-Baptiste Chapuy d’après J. L. Boquet. Archives départementales de la Martinique (Fort-de-France). Click image for high-resolution original.

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Assotto Saint’s Haiti

Having seen, so many times during this AIDS crisis, Haitian doctors and community leaders deny the existence of homosexuality in Haiti; having heard constantly that the first afflicted male causes in Haiti were not homosexual, but alas, poor hustlers who were used by visiting homosexual American tourists who infected them and thus introduced the disease […]

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