Krik? Krak! As a child, at the signal for storytelling time, you’d find me there, ears perked, pulse pounding for another exciting round of storytelling adventure. Whether it was a fantastic folktale or gossip about the neighbors, nothing excited me as much as hearing stories. Haiti is rich in an oral tradition that has its roots in the suppression of Creole by colonizers and later, the Haitian government. Love of literacy starts early. This list of children’s books by Haitian writers is certain to spark the same joy I felt as a child and perhaps lead to a life-long love of books, and a greater understanding of Haitian culture.

(Do you want to help improve this list 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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CHILDREN’S BOOKS
BY WOMEN WRITERS OF HAITIAN DESCENT

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