Haiti an introduction (this page is work in progress...)


Bayyinah Bello on Haitian Identity (in Creole)(starts at 28:30)


readings Anthropology

Farmer, P. (2004). "An Anthropology of Structural Violence." Current Anthropology 45(3): 305-325.

Gradhiva, Revue d'Anthropologie et d'Histoire des Arts. 2005. Special issue: Haiti et l'Anthropologie. http://journals.openedition.org/gradhiva/68

Heine, J. and J. Verlin (2010). "Modes de gouvernement en Haïti après le séisme de 2010." Cahiers des Amériques Latines 75: 15-24.

Trouillot, Michel-Rolph (1990) Haiti: State against nation: The origins and legacy of Duvalierism. New York: Monthly Review Press.

Trouillot, Michel-Rolph (1992) "The Caribbean Region: An Open Frontier in Anthropological Theory." Annual Review of Anthropology 21 19-42.

Benedicty-Kokken, A., K. L. Glover and J. P. Byron (2016). The Haiti Exception: Anthropology and the Predicament of Narrative. Liverpool, University Press.

Readings General

James, C. L. R. (1938 [1963]). The Black Jacobins. New York, Vintage Books. (for a history of the Haitian Revolution)

Deibert, M. (2017). Haiti will not Perish. London, Zed Books. (for a contemporary history of Haitian politics)

Guardian List of popular books about Haiti: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/may/15/ben-fountain-top-10-haiti-books