Haiti: A Feast of Women Voices

(Last updated on 11/09/16)

Dear readers,

In the dyaspora, contemporary women writers of Haitian descent are changing the way the world thinks about the motherland. Through their fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, these authors explore various post-colonial themes, with topics ranging from family turmoil and personal struggles, to political and social warfare.

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Danielle Legros-Georges, poet

Women Writers of Haitian Descent Across the Web

For your edification, I’m compiling a list of Haitian and Haitian-American women who write in English (or have been translated in English) and whose stories/poems/essays can be read online.

Books by Women Writers of Haitian Descent

As for the list of books by women writers of Haitian descent does not include self-published books, or books published by vanity presses and other nontraditional publishers. The list does not include educational materials or children’s books.

Children’s Books by Women Writers of Haitian Descent

I’m also working on a list of women of Haitian descent who write children’s books and YA novels in English. (This list does not include educational materials)

Blogs by Women Writers of Haitian Descent

This list includes literature and culture blogs, personal blogs, and author websites.

Do you want to help improve the lists of women writers with ties to Haiti and/or whose work highlight island culture and interests? Please email me at fievrerouge@gmail.com.

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Katia D. Ulysse, Fabienne Josaphat, and M.J. Fievre

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Comments

  1. Visiting Haiti and working with a small non profit elementary school I am saddened by the lack of good children’s books available. My own children are self guided learners. They drive into books and get lost on may adventure through books. My prayer is for Haitian children, which I believe God has uniquely gifted with many talents, to have free libraries that children can visit and borrow good books. Imagine the future of this nation if the children where encouraged to dream! Do you know any organizations of work going on in this area in Haiti? I would love to be connect ed to others. Thank you. Sarah

    • One Moore Book (U.S.) has put out a beautiful Haiti series. Hachette Deschamps (in Haiti) has awesome children’s books. The books definitely exist – LOTS of them. Access to these books seems to be the real issue.

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