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10 books about Haiti
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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
Category: Economic Conditions
This book was published 11 years ago by St. Martin's Griffin and takes approximately 8.3 hours to read.
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.
The Strong Women of Haiti: Stories of women in Haiti who are filled with strength, confidence and love despite their hardships. by Lisa Thompson
Category: Literature & Fiction
This book was published last year by Independently published and takes approximately 4.1 hours to read.
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Unbelievable Pictures and Facts About Haiti by Olivia Greenwood
This book was published 2 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 1.4 hours to read.
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 First Black Republic by Jr. Frantz Derenoncourt
This book was published 5 years ago by Lightning Fast Book Publishing and takes approximately 1.2 hours to read.
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
Category: Girls & Women
This book was published 2 years ago by NABU and takes approximately 0.7 hours to read.
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.
The Serpent and the Rainbow: A Harvard Scientist's Astonishing Journey into the Secret Societies of Haitian Voodoo, Zombis, and Magic by Wade Davis
Category: Magic Studies
This book was published 24 years ago by Touchstone and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.
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.
The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster by Jonathan M. Katz
This book was published 7 years ago by St. Martin's Griffin and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.
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Dear Haiti: You're Not Who They Think You Are by Martine Harris
Category: Black & African American
This book was published last year by Martine and takes approximately 7.0 hours to read.
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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