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Love, Anger, Madness: History, Memory and Silence in Haiti

This class will use two classic Haitian texts, Marie Vieux-Chauvet’s Love, Anger, Madness (1968) and Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) to examine how, why, and to what end Haiti’s history and popular narratives about the country have served to construct and dismantle global movements, popular culture, and meanings of race, gender, and citizenship in the Americas. 

Grace L. Sanders Johnson [click to view bio]
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies