Book Review guidelines
Journal of Haitian Studies
As the leading journal on the interdisciplinary study of Haiti, The Journal of Haitian Studies takes seriously its role in reviewing the most recent, rigorous and compelling scholarship and creative works on the country. To this end, the book review editors are looking for potential reviewers who will read carefully, critique thoughtfully, and consider the relevance of the text in the larger context of Haitian Studies and the applicable sub-fields. We are committed to maintaining a high standard for book reviews, reflecting the quality of the journal.
Book Review Guidelines
* Reviews are to be 3–5 pages long, double-spaced (between 750 and 1500 words)
* Reviews are accepted in English, Kreyòl, or French
* We ask that reviewers use Chicago Style (16th ed.) formatting
* Review should contain at least 3 direct quotes from the work being examined
* Reviews must include full publication information (author, title, publisher with date and place of publication, ISBN number, number of pages, and price). For example:
Bellande-Robertson, Florence. The Marassa Concept in Lilas Desquiron’s Reflections of Loko Miwa. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, 1999. ISBN 0-7872-6373-7. 140pp. $25.95 U.S.
The list below contains books we have received for review; in addition to these, we welcome reviews of recently published books that have not yet been received, pending approval by the editorial team. Please contact the book review editors directly (Régine Jean-Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org and Nadève Ménard at email@example.com) if you are interested in submitting a review. It is important to contact them before composing the review in order to ensure that the work being critiqued is suitable for the journal and has not already been assigned to another reviewer.
Jacques Stephen Alexis, L'Étoile Absinthe, Éditions Zulma, 2017.
Arthur F. Saint-Aubin, The Memoirs of Toussaint and Isaac Louverture: Representing the Black Masculine Subject in Narratives of Mourning and Loss, Lehigh University Press, 2015.
Émeric Bergeaud, Stella: A Novel of the Haitian Revolution, trans. and ed. Lesley S. Curtis and Christen Mucher, NYU Press, 2015.
Clara Rachel Eybalin Casséus, Transnationalisme Associatif Haïtien et Jamaïcain. Géographie du développement local et politiques diasporiques, Éditions Universitaires Européenes, 2015.
Ralph R. Frerichs, Deadly River: Cholera and Cover-Up in Post-Earthquake Haiti, Cornell University Press, 2016.
Julia Gaffield (ed.), The Haitian Declaration of Independence: Creation, Context, and Legacy, University of Virginia Press, 2016.
Philippe Girard, Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life, Basic Books, 2016.
Ronald Angelo Johnson, Diplomacy in Black and White: John Adams, Toussaint Louverture, and Their Atlantic World Alliance, University of Georgia Press, 2014.
Celucien Joseph and Nixon S. Cleophat, Vodou in the Haitian Experience: A Black Atlantic Perspective, Lexington Press, 2016.
Celucien Joseph and Nixon S. Cleophat (eds.), Vodou in Haitian Memory: The Idea and Representation of Vodou in Haitian Imagination, Lexington Press, 2016.
Makenzy Orcel, L'Ombre animale, Éditions Zulma, 2016.
Néhémy Pierre-Dahomey, Rapatriés: Roman, Éditions du Seuil, 2017.
Toni Pressley-Sanon, Istwa Across the Water; Haitian History, Memory, and the Cultural Imagination, University Press of Florida, 2017.
Toni Pressley-Sanon and Sophie Saint-Just (eds.), Raoul Peck: Power, Politics, and the Cinematic Imagination, Lexington Books, 2015.
Jeffrey Sommers (with contributions from Patrick Delices), Race, Reality, and Realpolitik: U.S.–Haiti Relations in the Lead Up to the 1915 Occupation, Lexington Books, 2016.