Spring 2007

Journal of Haitian Studies, Volume 13, Number 1


New/Old Paradigms

The Story of Abner Louima: Cultural Fantasies, Gendered Racial Violence and the Ethical Witness
—Paula Ioanide

From Dessalines to Duvalier Revisited: A Quarter-Century Retrospective
—Matthew J. Smith

Literary Moments: Reconfiguration & Repositioning

Ana Lydia Vega and Haiti: Between Fascination and Rejection
—Marie-José N’Zengou-Tayo

Frédéric Marcelin, auteur nationaliste et résistant bourgeois
—Philippe Chavasse

Explicating Myths & Rituals

Sacred Body in a Clear Mirror: A Comparison of Women’s Theologies in Vodou and Neopaganism
—Murphy Pizza

In the Image of Erzulie Fréda: Literary Examples of the Goddess of Beauty, Love, and Support
—Jayne Boisvert

Research Note

Vodou Theater in the Land of the Rising Sun: A Report from Tokyo
—Lois Wilcken


Anny Dominique Curtius, Symbioses d’une mémoire: Manifestations religieuses et littératures de la Caraïbe (Valérie Loichot)

Bernard Diederich, Le Prix du sang: La résistance du peuple haïtien à la tyrannie. Tome 1: François Duvalier (1957-1971) (Jean-Germain Gros)

J. Christopher Kovats-Bernat, Sleeping Rough in Port-au-Prince: An Ethnography of Street Children and Violence in Haiti (Greg Mason)

Martin Munro and Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw, Reinterpreting the Haitian Revolution and Its Cultural Aftershocks (H. Adlai Murdoch)

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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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