Reinterpreting the Haitian Revolution and Its Cultural Aftershocks
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Caribbean Cultural Studies
contentsAcknowledgements6
Acknowledgements8
Introduction10
1. Open Letter to the Haitians of 200418
2. Haïti Chimèrer26
3. Petrifying Myths Lack and Excess in Caribbean and Haitian History37
4. Lahens’s Revolution, or the Words Within55
5. Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones72
6. Theories of “Race” and the Haitian Revolution87
7. Anténor Firmin103
8. Re-Creolizing Swing119
9. Haiti and the Haitian Revolution in thePolitical Discourse of Nineteenth-Century Trinidad140
10. The Travelling Revolutionary167
11. What Can Toussaint Louverture Do for the Haitians of 2004?185
Index190
Contributors199