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Beyond the Slave NarrativePolitics, Sex, and Manuscripts in the Haitian Revolution$
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Deborah Jenson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846314971

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846316517

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Beyond the Slave Narrative
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846316517.010

This book has documented the rise of a mediated Haitian literature consisting of texts produced by leaders of the Haitian Revolution, particularly Toussaint Louverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines, as well as lyrical representations of courtesans' experience. It has examined the voluminous correspondence written by Louverture to navigate diplomatic relations, communicate military plans, and justify his schemes, and has also considered Dessalines's letters in relation to the courtesans' poetic claims. Moreover, the book has analysed the relentless threats faced by Haiti as a new black nation, especially that of being redefined as a French colony given France's lingering colonial presence on the island of Hispaniola.

Keywords:   Haitian literature, courtesans, Haitian Revolution, Toussaint Louverture, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, correspondence, France, Hispaniola, Haiti, diplomatic relations

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