A Haitian Reading List

Related
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:

-Alejo
Carpentier's The Kingdom of This World

-Hubert
Cole's Christophe: King of Haiti

-Zora
Neale Hurston's Tell My Horse

-Michelle
Wucker's Why the Cocks Fight

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

-Edwige
Danticat's The Farming of Bones

Pretty
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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