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A Short History of Haiti

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Haiti is very rich in history, and was the first Black country to win its independence. It's the second largest island in the Greater Antilles and shares the Caribbean archipelago with the Dominican Republic. In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on the island and the Spanish occupation of Haiti went from 1492 to 1625. In 1697, Spain ceded the western third of Hispaniola to France. Toussaint Louverture was the best-known leader of the Haitian Revolution and Jean-Jacques Dessalines was the first ruler of an independent Haiti under the 1805 constitution. Both are the most revered Haitian heroes. But despite their rich history, Haitians have faced political instability: the Duvalier Era (1957-1986), then Jean-Bertrand Aristide. They also faced natural disasters: Hurricane Gordon (1994), Tropical Storm Jeanne (2004) and a devastating magnitude-7.0 earthquake on 12 January 2010 followed by a cholera outbreak. But Haitians are resourceful and resilient, learn more about their cultural heritage and how their initiatives are transforming the country!



Latest News about Haiti on the MagkaSama Project

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News Digest Haiti: Fritz William Michel, Naomi Osaka, Jacques Dessalines, Dieudonne Luma Etienne,…

Published every Monday, and updated daily through the week, our News Digest Haiti is a selected compilation of recent stories on various topics to keep an eye on, from grassroots groups, major NGOs and international media sources around the world. Available in English and/or French. If you want to send a story idea or news tip, please use the form on this page. Chaque Lundi,...

News Digest Haiti: #PetroCaribeChallenge, Corruption, Bahamas, Festival de Jazz, Choléra,…

Published every Monday, and updated daily through the week, our News Digest Haiti is a selected compilation of recent stories on various topics to keep an eye on, from grassroots groups, major NGOs and international media sources around the world. Available in English and/or French. If you want to send a story idea or news tip, please use the form on this page. Chaque Lundi,...

News Digest Haiti: Fuel black market, Aid for the Bahamas, Makenzy Orcel, Parliament vote, Music…

Published every Monday, and updated daily through the week, our News Digest Haiti is a selected compilation of recent stories on various topics to keep an eye on, from grassroots groups, major NGOs and international media sources around the world. Available in English and/or French. If you want to send a story idea or news tip, please use the form on this page. Chaque Lundi,...

14ème édition de ‘Ti coup d’oeil sou Haïti’ à la Médiatèque de Suresnes

Cette année, la ville de Suresnes (à côté de Paris) fête ses 20 ans de coopération avec la ville du Cap-Haïtien, et pour cet anniversaire se déroulera du 20 au 25 novembre 2018 la 14ème édition de ‘Ti coup d’œil sou Haïti‘. La gastronomie haïtienne sera mise à l’honneur et des expositions, des ateliers de sensibilisation pour le jeune public et...

Gede Fest celebrates Creole culture between Haiti and New Orleans

The first edition of the multidisciplinary Gede Fest (from October 25 to November 3, 2018) started yesterday in Haiti and takes place in Port-au-Prince and Jacmel. The festival mixes history, music, gastronomy and the arts, and explores all facets of Creole culture. We can read on HaitiLibre the Festival’s vocation is to strengthen ties between Haiti and New Orleans,...



More News related to Haiti

Selected Internet resources (French and English) about Haiti news:



In Focus

Remarkable people from Haiti! En français

Frankétienne

Né en 1936 à Ravine Sèche, Frankétienne est à la fois poète, peintre, musicien, chanteur et auteur. Dans les années 60 il lance le mouvement spiraliste et écrit de nombreux poèmes : 'Au Fil du temps', 'Fleurs d'insomnie' et 'Le Sphinx en feu d'énigmes'. Mais aussi des pièces de théâtre : 'Pèlin-Tèt' (1978), 'Bobomasouri' (1984) ou 'Foukifoura' (2000). Frankétienne a réalisé une acrylique sur toile intitulée 'Désastre' qui représente les victimes du séisme de 2010 à Haïti. Il a aussi fondé une école à Port-au-Prince et a écrit l'album 'Chaophonies' avec Mark Mulholland.

Dany Laferrière

Intellectuel, écrivain et scénariste né en 1953 à Port-au-Prince, Dany Laferrière connait le succès en 1985 avec la publication de son premier roman 'Comment faire l’amour avec un Nègre sans se fatiguer' qui sera adapté au cinéma. En 2011, dans son ouvrage 'Tout bouge autour de moi' il revient sur ce qu'il a vécu lors du tremblement de terre du 12 janvier 2010. Dany Laferrière a reçu de nombreux prix : Prix Edgar-Lespérance, Prix Médicis, Prix des libraires du Québec... Il a aussi été élu à l’Académie française en 2013, devenant le premier auteur d'Haïti à y siéger.

Edwidge Danticat

Ecrivaine américaine d'origine haïtienne née en 1969 à Port-au-Prince, Edwidge Danticat quitte Haïti à l'âge de 12 ans pour vivre aux Etats-Unis, à New-York. Son premier roman 'Breath, Eyes, Memory' est publié en 1994, d'autres suivront : 'The Farming of Bones' (1998), 'After the Dance : A Walk through Carnival in Jacmel' (2002) ou encore 'Brother, I'm Dying' (2007). Edwidge Danticat est aussi connue pour ses nouvelles publiées dans The New Yorker et The Washington Post. Elle a reçu de nombreux prix : National Book Award, American Book Award, Super Flaiano Prize...

Yanick Lahens

Ecrivaine née en 1953 à Port-au-Prince, Yanick Lahens étudie à l’université Paris-Sorbonne puis enseigne en Haïti. Son 1er essai 'L’Exil : entre l’ancrage et la fuite, l’écrivain haïtien' sort en 1980 puis 'Tante Résia et les Dieux' (nouvelle, 1994) et 'Dans la maison du père' (roman, 2000). 'La Couleur de l'aube' remporte 3 prix et 'Bain de lune' le Prix Femina 2014. Yanick Lahens s'investit dans la promotion de la lecture et reçoit en 2010 le prix d’Excellence de la Haitian Studies Association pour l’ensemble de son œuvre et son engagement en Haïti. En 2009 elle est nommée par la France officier des Arts et des Lettres.



Learn more about Haiti

Video to watch and share!

Haïti célèbre son Carnaval National 2018

Haiti Tourism: The Lost Paradaise


Association Haïti Futur

Interview de Josette Bruffaerts-Thomas

Haitian Metal Art & Sculpture, It's Cactus




Messages for Haiti

You can share your experience or show your support by sending a Message. View more on this page.




Book recommendations

List of books from our previous reading groups, suggested by our Members and/or submitted by readers of the MagkaSama Project. We welcome your suggestions (here) for books to be added to this list!

The Farming of Bones By Edwidge Danticat
The Uses of Haiti By Paul Farmer
The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster By Jonathan M. Katz
Haiti: The Aftershocks of History By Laurent Dubois
Haiti Will Not Perish: A Recent History By Michael Deibert
Haiti: The sleeping Economic Power By Ernst Etienne
Restavec : Enfant-esclave à Haïti : Une autobiographie By Jean-Robert Cadet
Histoire d'Haïti By Catherine-Eve Roupert

Haiti on Twitter

We created a Twitter List: En Route to Haiti. We added many Twitter accounts from the Haitian civil society groups, organizations working in Haiti, as well as other organizations abroad, and campaigns to support. We invite you to follow them to learn more about Haiti!

Haitian Times

Join @HAUPINC for our 47th Anniversary Legacy Luncheon! Special musical guest, Emeline Michele! Tickets are available on Eventbrite! This is an event you don't want to miss! #haup #legacyluncheon #haitianamericans #haitianamericans #honoringourculture pic.twitter.com/nVqXzts6ho

HaitiInfoProj

Popular meme on #Haiti's social media...Parody of Foreign Minister Jean Geneus & his statement at UN Sec. Council "Everything is under control" (see Tweet attached for context) twitter.com/HaitiInfoProj/… pic.twitter.com/zzeiAcnAOJ

HaitiInfoProj

#Haiti: Bwa kale dechoukay se pawol militant politik Killick dirikesyon site soley pic.twitter.com/TR4M6y1S7c

Jacqueline Charles

Advocates testifying before @HouseForeign say the G9 gang leader Jimmy Cherizier, aka Barbecue is being protected by interim PM Ariel Henry and his govt. Yet, Cherizier, who is currently blocking fuel flows in #Haiti, is demanding Henry's resignation like advocates.

Jacqueline Charles

Haitian advocates tell @HouseForeign there is no public action against Barbecue. But the US has sanctioned him and this story from Insight Crime says there is an arrest warrant against him. insightcrime.org/caribbean-or…

Jacqueline Charles

.@VelinaEC tells @HouseForeign that the local @USEmbassyHaiti has a tendency of inviting you once, and if you don't agree with them, not inviting you back; financing different projects so they can create their own civil society, they can invite them when folks come from DC.

AlterPresse

Haïti-Troubles : L’organisation des travailleurs révolutionnaires dénonce les attaques des protestataires contre les ouvriers alterpresse.org/spip.php?arti…

Roxane Ledan

First ever PHTK who's responsible for the Haiti disaster of today... She was and she still full of shit, even if she's *ACTING* as if she's no longer PHTK... #FuckPHTKAnFanmiEAlye twitter.com/LikeChrisss/st…

Loop Haiti

#JeudiCulture | "House of the Dragon", "Emily in Paris", "Dune"... les Espagnols de Peris Costumes se sont taillé une place de choix au cinéma haiti.loopnews.com/content/de…

Jacqueline Charles

Given that @RepAndyLevin @HouseForeign says the gangsterization of #Haiti has been ongoing for 10 years, would love to hear from former US Ambassador Pamela White about what she did to prevent this & how US policy has changed since her tenure.

Jacqueline Charles

As this group is testifying before the @HouseForeign Committee, #Haiti still verges on chaos as a powerful gang holds the country hostage by blocking over 188K barrels of fuel at Varreux that has hospitals in Haiti refusing new patients and affecting reopening of schools.

Jacqueline Charles

In 2015 I wrote this story, which some in #Haiti would say escalated the violence today, when under the US embassy watch, an electoral law was passed in Haiti allowing those with criminal allegations to run for office for the first time. miamiherald.com/news/nation-w…

Roxane Ledan

Thank you Rosy... well said @AugusteRosy

Loop Haiti

Lisez ici le reportage de Wedster Lyvert (@LyvertJ), grand gagnant du Prix jeune journaliste en #Haïti pour l'année 2022 haiti.loopnews.com/content/li…

Gotson Pierre

A 32 ans du sanglant coup d’Etat militaire du 29/30 septembre 1991, rappel de cet évènement majeur des 3 dernières décennies. Voix des principaux acteurs.trices. C’est à 1:15 PM sur AlterRadio 106.1 & en ligne. pic.twitter.com/IAuOTUopQm


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