BOOKS BY WOMEN WRITERS OF HAITIAN DESCENT

In open defiance of the cultural norms that have limited their voices for centuries, today women writers of Haitian descent are creating bold, inspirational texts that turn the popular, canned, media-regulated view of Haiti and its diaspora on its head, and offer an honest, nuanced, and transgressive view of post-colonial Haitian society, its history, and culture. This list features not only familiar, literary powerhouses, like Roxane Gay and Edwidge Danticat, but up-and-coming authors who deserve recognition, like Katia Ulysse and Fabienne Josaphat.

(This 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.)

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(This list does not include self-published books, or books published by vanity presses and other nontraditional publishers.)

  • Edwidge Danticat (ed.): Haiti Noir (Akashic Books, 2010)
  • Edwidge Danticat (ed.): Haiti Noir II: The Classics (Akashic Books, 2014)
  • Edwidge Danticat (ed.): The Butterfly’s Way (Soho Press, 2001)
  • Roxane Gay (ed.): Girl Crush: Women’s Erotic Fantasies (Cleis Press, 2010)
  • Claudine Michel (ed.): Brassage (Multicultural Women’s Presence, 2005)

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