Babouk: Voices of resistance

Babouk: Voices of resistance

by Guy Endore
     
 

Loosely based on the Haitian slave insurrection of 1791, Babouk is a biting account of colonialism at its peak. By using the imagination of the novelist to fill in the gaps in the historical record, Endore is able to show us how slavery felt to the slaves who experienced it. His novel is rare for its depiction of the shared history of the slaves and its attention to… See more details below

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Loosely based on the Haitian slave insurrection of 1791, Babouk is a biting account of colonialism at its peak. By using the imagination of the novelist to fill in the gaps in the historical record, Endore is able to show us how slavery felt to the slaves who experienced it. His novel is rare for its depiction of the shared history of the slaves and its attention to the variety of the slave experience. It provides the reader with a vivid history of Haiti and a compelling account of slavery and rebellion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780853457596
Publisher:
Monthly Review Press
Publication date:
01/01/1991
Series:
Voices of Resistance Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
352
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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