Literary Accounts, Oral Tradition, and Cultural Texts of Bois Caïman

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Alejo Carpentier

Kingdom of this world

Kingdom of this World

Alejo Carpentier, The Kingdom of This World, trans. Harriet de Onis, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1957), 47-51.

 

Aimé Césaire

Cesaire

Toussaint Louverture; la Révolution française et le problème colonial

 Aimé Césaire, Toussaint Louverture; la Révolution française et le problème colonial, (Paris: Présence africaine, 1962), 178

C.L.R. James

TL CLR James

 Toussaint Louverture : the story of the only successful slave revolt in history : a play in three acts

C.L.R. James, Christian Høgsbjerg, and Laurent Dubois. Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History: a Play in Three Acts. (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2013), Act 1, scene 2, pp. 54-57.

 

BJ CLR James

The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution

 C.L.R. James, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution (New York: Vintage, 1963), 87.

 

Marguerite Laurent

Bwa Kayiman Video Clip

Danto 2

The Bwa Kayiman Play

Marguerite Laurent, “The Bwa Kayiman Play,” Ezili Danto, 2003.

 

Oral Tradition and Cultural Texts:

 Milo Rigaud

Milo

Milo Rigaud, La tradition voudoo et le voudoo ha”itien son temple, ses mystères, sa magie (Paris: Niclaus, 1953), 62-70.

 

Charles Najman

Charles Najman

Africiné.org: Le Serment du Bois Caïman

Charles Najman, Le Serment du Bois- Caïman, (Paris, 1992), film.

 

 Rachel Beauvoir-Dominique

Rachel Beauvoir Dominique

Rachel Beauvoire-Dominique, a socio-cultural anthropologist and practicing mambo, conducted oral histories in the 1990’s of the communities surrounding the historic Bois Caïman site. Her work has been significant for corroborating the position of other scholars that Bois Caïman was in fact a historical event. She is also a strong defender of the role of Voudoo as a culturally and religiously significant practice for Haitians and others of African descent in the Americas.

Rachel Beauvoir-Dominique, Investigations autour du sites historique du Bois Caïman, (Cap-Haitien: ISPAN, 2000), 90.

Rachel Beauvoir Dominique, The Social Value of Voodoo throughout History: Slavery, Migrations and Solidarity” in Museum Internation vol. 62, no. 4 (UNESCO Publishing and Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2010), 99-105.

 

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