This essay reads Madison Smartt Bell's Haitian trilogy in the context of contemporary Haitian literature, and considers why Haitian writers have tended not to evoke the revolution in their work, and why it is an American author has produced the most ambitious work of Haitian historical fiction of recent times.
Martin Munro; Haitian Novels and Novels of Haiti: History, Haitian Writing, and Madison Smartt Bell's Trilogy. Small Axe 1 June 2007; 11 (2): 163–176. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/-11-2-163
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