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Haitian American History, Life & Values

(see also Haiti, Haiti: Duvalier Regime, Haiti since 1986, Dominican Republic & Dominican Republic since 1960).

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On the Web: Articles

Haitian Pastor Dies on US Doorstep. David Adams, St. Petersburg Times (11/19/04).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Haitian American Grassroots Coalition.

National Coalition for Haitian Rights.

In the Library: Articles

Brown, Karen McCarthy. “Haiti policy exposes moral flip-flop,” National Catholic Reporter (11/22/02):18.

"Charles, Carole. "Haitian life in New York & the Haitian-American left," in P. Buhle & D. Georgakas (eds.) The Immigrant Left in the US (Albany: SUNY, 1996).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Bataille, Frantz. La vie haitienne à New-York (Port au Prince: Fardin, 1977).

Brown, Karen McCarthy. Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn [1991] (rev. ed. Berkeley: U. California, 2001).

Cadet, Robert. Restavec: From Haitian Slave Child to Middle-Class American. An Autobiography (Austin: U. Texas, 1998).

Catanese, Anthony. Haiti's Refugees: Political, Economic, Environmental (Indianapolis: Universities Field Staff International, 1991).

__________. Haitians: Migration & Diaspora (Boulder: Westview, 1999).

Chancy, Myriam J.A. Framing Silence: Revolutionary Novels by Haitian Women (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 199?).

Chierici, Rose-Marie Cassagnol. Demele, "Making It" : Migration & Adaptation among Haitian Boat People in the US (NY: AMS, 1991).

Danticat, Edwige. The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora [sic] in the US (NY: Soho, 2001).

Dash, Michael. Haiti & the US: National Stereotypes & the Literary Imagination (2nd ed.; NY: St. Martin's, 1997).

Dejean, Paul. The Haitians in Quebec (Ottawa: Tecumseh, 1980).

Eugène, Grégoire. Mes adieux à l'exil. (Port-au-Prince: Fardin, 1988).

Laguerre, Michel S. American Odyssey: Haitians in New York City (Ithaca: Cornell, 1984).

MacEóin, Gary & Nivita Riley. No promised land : American refugee policies and the rule of law (Boston, 1982).

Michel, Claudine. Tapping the Wisdom of the Ancestors: An Attempt to Recast Vodou & Morality Through the Voice of Mama Lola & Karen McCarthy Brown (Boston: U. Massachusetts, 1996).

Miller, Jake C. The Plight of Haitian Refugees (NY: Praeger, 1984).

Pamphile, Léon Denius. Haitians & African Americans: A Heritage of Tragedy & Hope (Gainesville: U. Florida, 2001).

Schiller, Nina Glick & Georges Eugene Fouron. Georges Woke Up Laughing: Long-Distance Nationalism & the Search for Home (Durham NC: Duke, 2001).

Stepick, Alex. Haitian Refugees in the US (London: Minority Rights Group, 1986).

__________. Pride Against Prejudice: Haitians in the US (Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1998).

Zéphir, Flore. Trends in Ethnic Identification Among Second-Generation Haitian Immigrants in New York City (Westport CT: Bergin & Garvey, 2001).

In the Library: Fiction

Danticat, Edwige. Breath, Eyes, Memory: A Novel (NY: Random House, 1994).

__________. Krik? Krak! (NY: Soho, 1995).

Ollivier, Emile. Regarde, regarde les lions: nouvelles (Paris: Albin Michel, 2001). Stories of Haitian Quebec.

Prose, Francine. Primitive People (NY: Perennial, 2001).

Tyree, Omar. Leslie: A Novel (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2002).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio:

Film & Video:

"Desounen: Dialog with Death" [2001], dir. Raoul Peck, 50m. From Bullfrog Films.

"Falling Bodies (Corps plongés)" [1997], dir. Raoul Peck, 96m.

"Haitian Corner" [1998], dir. Raoul Peck, 98m. Haitian American searches in NY for man who tortured him under Duvalier.

"Jean Claude Martineau on Images of Immigration: Haiti" [1993], by Michael Eisenmenger & others, 27m. From Paper Tiger Television.

"Voyage of Dreams" [1983], dir. Collis Davis & R. Cajuste, 30m. From Cinema Guild. Haitian boat people & reasons for their self-exile.

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