Haiti: The First Black Republic by Jr. Frantz Derenoncourt
Publisher: Lightning Fast Book Publishing
Haiti The First Black Republic tells the story of the fall of Haiti, and the subsequent rise that led Haiti becoming the first black republic. The instrumental war heroes and the actions of the Haitian people to fight and gain independence from European and French rule are highlighted in this illustrative historical work. Haiti: The First Black republic is a powerful historical guide; and simply a must read.
Princess Maniya / Prensès Maniya by Saonha Lyrvole Jean Baptiste
Set in Haiti during the reign of King Melenik, our brave heroine Princess Maniya goes hunting with her father. The original Haitian Creole is displayed next to the English text, making them ideal for exposing young children to new languages or helping children of the diaspora connect to the culture of their families.
Haiti: The Aftershocks of History by Laurent Dubois
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Even before the devastating 2010 earthquake, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption, blamed by many for its own wretchedness. But as acclaimed historian Laurent Dubois demonstrates, Haiti's troubled present can only be understood by examining its complex past. The country's difficulties are inextricably rooted in its founding revolution---the only successful slave revolt in the history of the world; the hostility that this rebellion generated among the surrounding colonial powers; and the intense struggle within Haiti itself to define its newfound freedom and realize its promise. Revealing what lies behind the familiar moniker "the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere," this indispensable book illuminates the foundations on which a new Haiti might yet emerge.
The Serpent and the Rainbow: A Harvard Scientist's Astonishing Journey into the Secret Societies of Haitian Voodoo, Zombis, and Magic by Wade Davis
A scientific investigation and personal adventure story about zombis and the voudoun culture of Haiti by a Harvard scientist. In April 1982, ethnobotanist Wade Davis arrived in Haiti to investigate two documented cases of zombis—people who had reappeared in Haitian society years after they had been officially declared dead and had been buried. Drawn into a netherworld of rituals and celebrations, Davis penetrated the vodoun mystique deeply enough to place zombification in its proper context within vodoun culture. In the course of his investigation, Davis came to realize that the story of vodoun is the history of Haiti—from the African origins of its people to the successful Haitian independence movement, down to the present day, where vodoun culture is, in effect, the government of Haiti’s countryside. The Serpent and the Rainbow combines anthropological investigation with a remarkable personal adventure to illuminate and finally explain a phenomenon that has long fascinated Americans.
Unbelievable Pictures and Facts About Haiti by Olivia Greenwood
Publisher: Independently published
Smart Kids Presents... Haiti- Unbelievable Pictures and Facts About Haiti. Is it safe to travel in Haiti? Does Haiti have an Indian name? In this book you will explore the wonders of Haiti, finding the answers to these questions and so many more. Complete with incredible pictures to keep even the youngest of children captivated, you will all embark on a little journey into the great unknown. In school our children aren't taught in a way that makes them curious and wants to learn. I want to change that! This book will show your children just how interesting the world is and help ignite a passion for learning. Your children will learn how to: Become curious about the world around them. Find motivation to learn. Use their free time to discover more about the world-and have fun while doing so! And much more!
Haiti: The Tumultuous History - From Pearl of the Caribbean to Broken Nation: The Tumultuous History - From Pearl of the Caribbean to Broken Nation by Philippe Girard
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
In the aftermath of January's horrific earthquake, the world's attention is focused on Haiti. In this full narrative history of the Caribbean nation, historian Philippe Girard offers insight into Haiti's complex and layered past, showing that its current state as the poorest country in the western hemisphere was not inevitable. This highly readable and accessible history takes the reader back two hundred years to a time when Haiti was so prosperous it was known as the Pearl of the Antilles. Haiti was the only country in the Americas to pull off a successful slave revolution, yet today its survival is completely dependent on foreign aid. As all eyes turn to watch what happens to Haiti, author Girard provides the necessary context for envisioning its future - including a detailed account of the quake's consequences, an assessment of the benefit and cost of an American intervention, and commentary on what Haiti must do to rebuild for a brighter future.
Dear Haiti: You're Not Who They Think You Are by Martine Harris
Belonging means acceptance as a member or part. As a child of a Haitian mother and African American father growing up in the suburbs of California and Colorado, Martine lacked just that; a sense of belonging. At twenty-two years old, despite what the media portrayed and against her family's wishes, Martine's curiosity about her self-identity led her to move to the country that bred her mother. Dear Haiti is a compilation of Martine's journal entries where she documented the awkward, controversial, humorous, and catastrophic events as she discovered the unfamiliar country which is her home. **A percentage of proceeds from book sales goes toward the mission of Travel & GIVE. Travel and GIVE is a philanthropic movement that combines travel with addressing the needs of the people in local communities around the world through advocacy, education, and empowerment.**
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