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Poetry of Haitian Independence
By Doris Y. Kadish (editor), Edwidge Danticat (foreword by), Deborah Jenson (editor) and Norman R. Shapiro (trans)
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Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Publication date May 26, 2015
Pages 301
Binding Hardcover
Edition Bilingual
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780300195590
ISBN-10 0300195591
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Original list price $40.00
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At the turn of the nineteenth century, Haiti became the first and only modern country born from a slave revolt. During the first decades of Haitian independence, a wealth of original poetry was created by the inhabitants of the former French Caribbean island colony and published in Haitian newspapers. These deeply felt poems celebrated the legitimacy of the new nation and the value of the authors’ African origins while revealing a common mission shared by all Haitians in the young republic: freedom from oppressors and equality for all.
This powerfully moving collection of Haitian verse written between 1804 and the late 1840s sheds a much-needed light on an important and often neglected period in Haiti’s literary history. Editors Doris Kadish and Deborah Jenson have gathered together poetry that has remained largely unknown and difficult to access since its original publication two centuries ago. Featuring superb translations from the original French by Norman Shapiro and a foreword by the Haitian-born novelist Edwidge Danticat, this essential volume stands as a monument to a turning point in Haitian and world history and makes a significant corpus of poetry accessible to a wide audience for the first time.

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With Norman R. Shapiro (other contributor), Doris Y. Kadish (other contributor), Deborah Jenson (other contributor) | Bilingual edition from Yale Univ Pr (May 26, 2015)
9780300195590 | details & prices | 301 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $40.00
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