Fictions of the Haitian Revolution
I created this website to act as a crossroads for literary fictions of the Haitian Revolution. By fictions, I mean texts that were composed as novels, short stories, novellas, short fictional sketches, poetry, and/or plays. When I was researching for my recently published book, Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865, I uncovered hundreds of such texts that had been published in the Atlantic World in the French, English, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and German languages. My aim with this website is to continue the work that I began in Tropics of Haiti (which deals for the most part with works from nineteenth-century England, France, the United States, Germany, and Haiti) by publishing the first anthology of Haitian revolutionary fictions. With every new archive that I visit, I continue to uncover more and more fictions of the Haitian Revolution, and I'm hoping that by continuing to update the bibliography here I can crowd source even more fictions of the Haitian Revolution to be included in the anthology.
This website will be continuously updated with news about Tropics of Haiti and the Anthology of Haitian Revolutionary Fictions as well as my archival findings. I will also post any other news that might be pertinent to Haitian revolutionary fictions. I'm hoping that you will all help me as well by alerting me to any Haitian revolutionary fictions that you might have uncovered or know about.
***Please don't forget to acknowledge this bibliography if this is where you first learned of a particular work about the Haitian Revolution***
My current projects:
Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865 (17 July 2015, Liverpool University Press, 692 pages)
Baron de Vastey and the Origins of Black Atlantic Humanism (26 October 2017, Palgrave Macmillan)
Haitian Revolutionary Fictions: An Anthology (24 January 2022), with Grégory Pierrot and Marion Rohrleitner.
The Haitian Atlantic: A Literary Geography
The Royal Newspaper of Hayti (1807-1820): A Digital Journey Through Haiti's Early Print Culture