Suggested Reading

Selected bibliography of books on Haiti (in English only)

  • Accilien, Cécile, Jessica Adams & Elmide Méléance (editors). Revolutionary Freedoms: A History of Survival, Strength and imagination in Haiti. Coconut Creek, Florida: Caribbean Studies Press, 2006.
  • Armand, Margaret Mitchell. Healing in the Homeland: Haitian Vodou Tradition. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2013
  • Arthur, Charles. Haiti in Focus: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture. Brooklyn, New York: Interlink Books, 2001
  • Arthur, Charles & Dash, Michael J. (editors). Libète: A Haitian Anthology. Princeton: New Jersey: Markus Wiener Publishing, 1999.
  • Bell, Martin Smartt. All Souls Rising. Vintage Publishers, 2004
  • Bellegarde-Smith, Patrick and Claudine Michel. Haitian Vodou: Spirit, Myth & Reality. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2006.
  • Buss, Terry F. and Gardner, Adam. Haiti in the Balance: Why Foreign Aid Has Failed and What We Can Do About It. Brookings Institute Press. Washington, D.C, 2008.
  • Chancy, Myriam. Reframing Silence: Revolutionary Novels by Haitian Women. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1997.
  • Danticat, Edwidge. Breath, Eyes, Memory. New York: Soho Press, 1994.
  • Krik? Krak! New York: Soho Press, 1995
  • The Farming of Bones. New York: Soho Press, 1998.
  • (editor). The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States. New York: Soho Press, 2001
  • Dash, Michael J. Haiti and the United States: National Stereotypes and the Literary Imagination. London: Macmillan, 1988
  • Dayan, Joan. Haiti, History and the Gods. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.
  • Desmangles, Leslie. Faces of the Gods: Vodou and Roman Catholicism in Haiti. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1992.
  • Dubois, Laurent. Avengers of the New World. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2004
  • Haiti: The Aftershocks of History. New York, New York:  Henry Holt and Company, 2012
  • Dupuy, Alex. Haiti in the World Economy: Class, Race, and Underdevelopment since 1700. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1989.
  • Girard, Philippe R. Paradise Lost: Haiti’s Tumultuous Journey from Pearl of the Caribbean to Third World Hot Spot. Palgrave Macmillan. New York, NY, 2005.
  • McCalister, Elizabeth. Vodou, Power and Performance in Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.
  • Renda, Mary. Taking Haiti: Military Occupation and the Culture of U.S. Imperialism, 1915-1940. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 2001.
  • Shacochis, Bob. The Immaculate Invasion. New York, New York: Grove Atlantic, 1999.
  • Schwartz, Timothy T. Travesty in Haiti: A true Account of Christian Missions, Orphanages, Fraud, Food Aid and Drug Trafficking. (2008)  BookSurge Publishing. Charleston, S.C.
  • Trouillot, Michel Rolph. State Against nation: The Origins and Legacy of Duvalierism. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1990.
  • Ulysse, Gina Athena. Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle. Middleton, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 2015.
  • White, Ashli. Encountering Revolution: Haiti and the Making of the Early Republic: Early America: History, Context and Culture. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
  • Zacaïr, Philippe (editor). Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in the Wider Caribbean. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, 2010.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Cécile Accilien at haitianstudies@ku.edu


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