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Andrew Salkey, “For Haiti” (1983)

In Memory of Jacques Stephen Alexis and Jacques Roumain 1 We’re either cut down, weighted and dumped into the sea By the savagery of those licensed uncles of woven straw Or else we’re driven into the ground by their lurking threats; From both extremes, the headlamps of blue light terrorize us: tontons-macoutes parading their acumen, […]

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Marcus Garvey and Haiti

Marcus Garvey to President Louis Borno of Haiti New York, 3 August 1924 We are in deep sympathy with the indignation of the people of Haiti in the matter of the rape of the country through a forcible occupation by an alien race. We shall work along with the patriots of Haiti to free her […]

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Jamaica, Haiti, Anti-Haitianism

Quelle est l’image d’Haiti entretenue à travers le monde? Quelle est l’image d’Haiti qu’ont les Haïtiens? Ce sont les questions que je me pose depuis que la nouvelle du traitement infligé à notre équipe U-17 à la Jamaïque s’est répandue dans le pays. Nadève Ménard, “Une question d’image,” Tande (20 février 2011) The expulsion of the Haitian National U-17 football team from Jamaica has led to anti-Jamaican […]

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