Haiti: Selected Recommended Readings

by Sampsonia Way    /  August 9, 2010  / No comments

Prepared by Nadine Pinede and Danielle Legros George

Poetry Volumes
Félix Morisseau-Leroy, Haitiad and Oddities
Danielle Georges, Maroon
Marilene Phipps, Crossroads and Unholy Water
Patrick Sylvain, Love, Lust and Loss

Anthologies
Edited by Claudine Michel, Marlene Racine-
Toussaint & Florence Bellande-Robertson,
Brassage: An Anthology of Poems by
Haitian Women
Edited by Edwidge Danticat, The Butterfly’s Way
Edited by Paul Laraque & Jack Hirschman,
Open Gate: An Anthology of
Haitian Creole Poetry

Fiction
Jacques Stephan Alexis,
In the Flicker of an Eyelid; General Sun,
My Brother
Georges Anglade, Haitian Laughter
Edwidge Danticat, Breath, Eyes, Memory;
Krik? Krak!; The Farming of Bones;
The Dew Breaker
René Depestre, Festival of the Greasy Pole
Jan J. Dominique, Memoir of an Amnesiac
Dany Laferriere, Heading South
René Philoctete, Massacre River
Jacques Roumain, Masters of the Dew
Lyonel Trouillot, Street of Lost Footsteps

Young adult novels
Joanne Hyppolite, Seth and Samona
Jaira Placide, Fresh Girl

Tales/Picturebook
Diane Wolkstein (compiler),
The Magic Orange Tree: and Other

Haitian Folktales
Walter Dean Myers, with paintings by
Jacob Lawrence, Toussaint L’ouverture:
The Fight for Haiti’s Freedom
Toussaint L’ouvertu

Websites
The Haitian Studies Association
Women Writers of Haitian Descent

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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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