A Haitian Reading List

to my post on Alejo Carpentier's book, I've lately been making an effort to
read some books about Haiti and its people. It's part of my goal to better
understand the Dominican Republic's history. My reading list is pretty
incomplete, and suggestions are always welcome, but here it is as it stands:

Carpentier's The Kingdom of This World

Cole's Christophe: King of Haiti

Neale Hurston's Tell My Horse

Wucker's Why the Cocks Fight

W. Vandercook's Black Majesty (a racist book from 1930! no,
RACIST. I didn't know when I bought it.)

Danticat's The Farming of Bones

slight, no? One thing I'd love to have is a really comprehensive history of
Haiti. I can get a little early history from my Dominican history text, and a
little from Zora Neale Hurston's book, but I'd really benefit from a Haitian
history primer.


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