Fall 2004

Journal of Haitian Studies, Volume 10, Number 2
Special Bicentennial Issue on the Arts
Guest Editors: Edwidge Danticat & LeGrace Benson


Editors' Notes

On Writing & Significant Others
—Edwidge Danticat

Art is Not Optional
—LeGrace Benson

Art & Invocation

Yon Moso Twal Nan Bwa (A Piece of Cloth on Wood): The Drapo Vodou in Myths of Origin
—Anna Wexler

“To Carry the Dance of the People Beyond”: Jean Léon Destiné, Lavinia Williams and Danse Folklorique Haïtienne
—Millery Polyné

Ulrick Jean-Pierre’s Cayman Wood Ceremony
—Marc A. Christophe

Music & Meaning

A Feminine Voice in Contemporary Haitian Roman Catholic Religious Music: The Songs of Petite Sœur Emmanuelle Victor, P.S.I.
—Martha Estep O’Brien

One and One Makes Three: Wisdom in the Rhythmic Organization of Vodou Drumming
—Lois Wilcken

Transcribing Tradition: "Rèl Pou Ayiti"
—Marlène Racine-Toussaint & Lois Wilcken

Writing Resistance

An Aborted Miracle: The Significance and Aftermath of the Haitian Revolution in Frankétienne’s H’éros-chimères & Miraculeuse
—Rachel Douglas

Amour, Douleur, Folie (Love, Sorrow, Madness): State Violence and Post-Duvalierist Revenants in Dany Laferrière’s Le Cri des oiseaux fous
—Jana Braziel

Constructing Identity

Brothers Under the Skin: Richmond Barthe in Haiti
—Margaret Rose Vendryes

Hector Hyppolite : sa peinture profane
—Gérald Alexis

Remarks on Theatre and Film in Haiti
—Patrick Rameau

The Citadelle and Cap-Haïtien: Photo Essay
—Douglas Henry Daniels

Vernacular Architecture: Photographs of Ti-kay of Departement du Nord
—Kelly “Tisson” Pierre & LeGrace Benson

Struggles of Life & Death: The Gede

Rising Sun: Gede’s Drama of Death and Rebirth in Brooklyn, New York
—Lois Wilcken

The Gede: Vignettes of Life, Death, the Dead and Rebirth
—Patrick Bellegarde-Smith

Gede on Grand Rue: Some Lines of Inquiry to Follow
—LeGrace Benson

Research Notes

Interview with Hërsza Barjon
—Claudine Michel

Quand les Dieux parlent aux hommes Hërsza Barjon les entend
—Paulette Poujol-Oriol

African Diaspora Culture
—Carole Boyce-Davies

Annotated Bibliography of Books and Articles with Haitian Art
—Bob Corbett

Mimi Sheller, Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks to Zombies (Margaret M. Olsen)
Sibylle Fischer, Modernity Disavowed: Haiti and the Culture of Slavery in the Age of Revolution (David Roediger)
Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, Haiti: The Breached Citadel (Gerald Horne)
Alex Stepick, et al, This Land is Our Land: Immigrants and Power in Miami (Milton Vickerman)
Tim Matthewson, A Proslavery Foreign Policy: Haitian-American Relations During the Early Republic (Gerald Horne)
Michel Le Bois, Vaudou: Exhibition Catalog (LeGrace Benson)
Film Festival Jakmel (Tequila Minsky)
Paj Kreyòl Ayisyen: The Descent of the Lwa Exhibition (Woje E. Saven)

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Editorial Board

Claudine Michel
University of California, Santa Barbara

Associate Editors
Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

LeGrace Benson
Arts of Haiti Research Project, Ithaca, New York

Managing Editor
Rose Elfman
University of California, Santa Barbara

Assistant Editor
Nadège Clitandre
University of California, Santa Barbara

Book Review Editors
Régine Michelle Jean-Charles
Boston College

Nadève Ménard
Université d'État d'Haïti

Kreyòl Editor
Jacques Pierre
Duke University

Editorial Board

Carole M. Berotte Joseph
Bronx Community College

Jhon Picard Byron
Faculté d'Ethnologie, UEH

Alix Cantave
W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Carrol F. Coates
Binghamton University, SUNY

Donald J. Cosentino
University of California, Los Angeles

Edwidge Danticat
Miami, Florida

Colin Dayan
Vanderbilt University

Michel DeGraff
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fritz Deshommes
Université d'État d'Haïti

Alex Dupuy
Wesleyan University

Robert Fatton Jr.
University of Virginia

León-François Hoffmann
Princeton University

Laënnec Hurbon
Centre de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris

Jean Jonassaint
Syracuse University

Michel Laguerre
University of California, Berkeley

Yanick Lahens
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

George Lipsitz
University of California, Santa Barbara

Christopher McAuley
University of California,
Santa Barbara

Georges Michel
Université Quisqueya

Marie-José Nzengou-Tayo
University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

Brenda Gayle Plummer University of Wisconsin

Gina A. Ulysse
Wesleyan University

Tatiana Wah
Columbia University

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