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Published: 15 June 2012

322 Pages

6 X 9 inches

ISBN: 9781846317606

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Beyond the Slave Narrative

Politics, Sex, and Manuscripts in the Haitian Revolution

Deborah Jenson

Liverpool University Press

  • An introduction to the Afro-diasporic literature of the Haitian Revolution and its New World impact (with particular attention to its American journalistic dissemination)
  • A presentation of Jean-Jacques Dessalines as a radical black Atlantic voice in a tradition including Frantz Fanon and Malcolm X
  • An introduction to a Haitian Creole poetic tradition dating from the Haitian Revolutionary era
  • A new historical consideration of the international dimensions of the early Haitian Independence
  • A broadening of the scope and genre-parameters of early Afro-diasporic literary contributions across language and national boundaries

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