Haiti in the Library's Collections

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Haiti in the Library's Collections

Explore Its Rich History and Culture

A few DCPL resources:
  • Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat - A daughter travels to New York City to reunite with her mother, discovers family secrets, and finds healing upon her return to her native Haiti.
  • The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat - A novel about a dew breaker, a torturer of Haitian dissidents under Duvalier's regime in the late 1960s, that is composed of interrelated stories about the dew breaker, his life in present-day Brooklyn and the lives of his wife, daughter, neighbors and victims.
  • Toussaint Louverture: A Biography by Madison Smartt Bell - A biography that chronicles Toussaint's life as a slave, as a the leader of the first and only successful slave revolution in history, and as the founder of Haiti.
  • Use DCPL's Black Studies Online Research Databases to discover more about Haiti.
  • Search our catalog for children's titles.
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