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Haiti, History, and the Gods
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Haiti, History, and the Gods

Joan Dayan

Abstract

This book charts the cultural imagination of Haiti, not only by reconstructing the island's history, but by highlighting ambiguities and complexities that have been ignored, investigating the confrontational space in which Haiti is created and recreated in fiction and fact, text and ritual, discourse and practice. It gives human dimensions to this eighteenth-century French colony and provides a template for understanding the Haiti of today. In examining the complex social fabric of French Saint-Domingue, which in 1804 became Haiti, the book uncovers a silenced, submerged past. Instead of relyi ... More

Keywords: Haiti, eighteenth century, France, French colony, French Saint-Domingue, Marie Vieux Chauvet, vodou, vodou rituals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780520089006
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520089006.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joan Dayan, author

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