Toussaint Louverture:

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In Darkness

30 April 2012 | Media

Nick Lake’s novel jumps back and forth between Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake and Haiti during the slave revolt which led to liberation from France. In ‘Now’ we’re with Shorty, 15 years old and trapped in a hospital room which has collapsed with the ear...

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Poor Haiti

14 January 2010 | Living

I visited the country in 2008 and despite the many problems the Caribbean nation faced I had an extraordinarily interesting time there and never felt unsafe.  Even when I had to find a ride back to my hotel in Port-au-Prince on the back of a motorcycle taxi in the ear...

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Port-au-Prince – Naïve Art, Voodoo Music & a Slave-Hero

21 March 2008 | Culture

Art for sale on the street in Pétionville Remember Haiti? The half-a-Caribbean island where the first ever slave revolt ended with the defeat of the French colonialists? Despite the black leader of the slaves, the wonderfully named Toussaint Louverture, being dou...

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