Poetry of Haitian Independence
by Doris Y Kadish (9780300195590)

Poetry of Haitian Independence
 
Doris Y Kadish
Release Date: 15 April 2015
Format: Hardback
Pages: 360
Category: Poetry Anthologies (various Poets)
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300195590
ISBN-10: 0300195591



This collection of deeply felt and powerfully moving Haitian poetry dating back to the first decades of the Caribbean island's independence from French colonial rule sheds a much needed light on an important and often neglected period in Haiti's literary history. Editors Kadish and Jenson have made a significant corpus of largely unknown poetry accessible to a wide audience for the first time with this essential bilingual volume of early-nineteenth-century verse that celebrates the authors' African origins, freedom from oppression, equality for all, and the legitimacy of the only modern country born from a slave revolt.

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