Christopher L. Miller, The French Atlantic Triangle: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade (Durham: Duke University Press Books, 2008). "The French slave trade forced more than one million Africans across the Atlantic to the islands of the Caribbean. It enabled France to establish Saint-Domingue, the single richest colony on earth, and it connected France, … Continue reading BOOK: Miller on The French Atlantic Triangle
Brent Hayes Edwards, The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism (Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2003). "A pathbreaking work of scholarship that will reshape our understanding of the Harlem Renaissance, The Practice of Diaspora revisits black transnational culture in the 1920s and 1930s, paying particular attention to links between intellectuals … Continue reading BOOK: Edwards on The Practice of Diaspora
Graham T. Nessler, An Islandwide Struggle for Freedom: Revolution, Emancipation, and Reenslavement in Hispaniola, 1789-1809 (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2016). "Reinterpreting the Haitian Revolution as both an islandwide and a circum-Caribbean phenomenon, Graham Nessler examines the intertwined histories of Saint-Domingue, the French colony that became Haiti, and Santo Domingo, the Spanish … Continue reading BOOK: Nessler on Haitian Revolution and Santo Domingo
J. Michael Dash interviewed (in 2012) by the Public Archive on Haiti, Caribbean literature, and Édouard Glissant: "I remember reading recently that prophets are often defined by what they are not. I am not saying that Edouard Glissant was a prophet but he does represent an intellectual watershed in the Caribbean intellectual landscape. For the … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Dash Interview “DETOURS AND DISTANCE” (From 2012)
Kelly Baker Josephs introduces the forum: "In her introduction to Zea Mexican Diary, Sandra Pouchet Paquet writes, “Kamau Brathwaite is foremost among modern Caribbean writers in versatility and scale of influence.” It is the question of the scale of Brathwaite’s influence that this issue of sx salon aims to capture in “The Brathwaite Effect,” a … Continue reading ARTICLES: SX Salon 27 on “The Brathwaite Effect”| Small Axe Project
Appendix: Table of Diaspora. Édouard Glissant, Caribbean Discourse: Selected Essays (University of Virginia Press, 1989). Translated by J. Michael Dash.
Brent Hayes Edwards interviewed: The professor of English and author of Epistrophies discusses the literary works that sing out to him. Read: Books interview: Brent Hayes Edwards | THE Books
In a video for the Grio, Natasha Lightfoot discusses slave rebellions and resistance: "What about our ancestors who didn't 'jump from ships'? Did they ever fight back against the cruelty of slavery? "Closing Black History Month, Dr. Natasha Lightfoot tells the story of Black slave rebellions..."
Congratulations Marlene L. Daut on the launch of a new digital project - La Gazette Royale d'Hayti! Read more: "The La Gazette Royale project, which I first began to develop in 2014, is designed to gather together and in one place for the first time all of the known issues of the two newspapers published … Continue reading DIGITAL: Daut Launches “La Gazette Royale d’Hayti”
Céline Flory, De l esclavage à la liberté forcée. Histoire des travailleurs africains engagés dans la Caraïbe française au XIXe siècle (Paris: Karthala, 2015). via Karthala: "Entre 1854 et 1862, plus de 18 500 hommes, femmes et enfants originaires du continent africain, furent amenés en Guyane, en Guadeloupe et en Martinique. Afin d’y circonscrire … Continue reading BOOK: Flory on Slavery, l’Engagisme and Rachetés in the French Caribbean | Karthala