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The Infamous Rosalie
By Evelyne Trouillot, M. A. Salvodon (trans) and Edwidge Danticat (foreword by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Nebraska Pr
Publication date October 1, 2013
Pages 132
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780803240261
ISBN-10 0803240260
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $19.95
Other format details university press
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Lisette, a Saint-Domingue-born Creole slave and daughter of an African-born bossale, has inherited not only the condition of slavery but the traumatic memory of the Middle Passage as well. The stories told to her by her grandmother and godmother, including the horrific voyage aboard the infamous slave ship Rosalie, have become part of her own story, the one she tells in this haunting novel by the acclaimed Haitian writer Évelyne Trouillot.

Inspired by the colonial tale of an African midwife who kept a cord of some seventy knots, each one marking a child she had killed at birth, the novel transports us back to Saint-Domingue, before it became Haiti. The year is 1750, and a rash of poisonings is sowing fear among the plantation masters, already unsettled by the unrest caused by Makandal, the legendary Maroon leader. Through this tumultuous time, Lisette struggles to maintain her dignity and to imagine a future for her unborn child. In telling Lisette’s story, Trouillot gives the revolution that will soon rock the island a human face and at long last sheds light on the invisible women and men of Haitian history.


The original French edition of Rosalie l’infâme received the Prix Soroptimist de la romancière francophone, honoring a novel written by a woman from a French-speaking country which showcases the cultural and literary diversity of the French-speaking world.


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With M. A. Salvodon (other contributor), Evelyne Trouillot | from Univ of Nebraska Pr (October 1, 2013)
9780803240261 | details & prices | 132 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Lisette, a Saint-Domingue-born Creole slave and daughter of an African-born bossale, has inherited not only the condition of slavery but the traumatic memory of the Middle Passage as well.

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