A Political and Literary Forum
The work of Haitian-Dominican poet Jacques Viau Renaud recalls a time when the two sides of the Caribbean island were united by their visions for an equal society.
Suffering in Haiti is a manmade, not a natural, disaster.
Rosie Gillies, Boston Review
M. NourbeSe Philip combs history for the black American experience.
Carina del Valle Schorske
Renewed U.S. relations may worsen inequality for Cuba’s blacks and women.
On vacationing in Vieques
Jonathan Katz has written the book about the Haitian earthquake. How does he contextualize the tragedy in the country's history?
I went back to Haiti on August 15, a year and a half after the earthquake. The place where I had lived on and off since the summer of 1970 was unrecognizable. But the politics were familiar.
What disasters reveal
In the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake, an anthropologist reflects on his fieldwork in Haiti fifty years earlier.
Sidney W. Mintz
The inescapable truth is that “the world” never forgave Haiti for its revolution, because the slaves freed themselves.
It is now eight days since an earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince.
In Haiti, a militant, prophetic literature thrives alongside political disaster.
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Andrew J. Bacevich, Rajan Menon
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