Haiti

‘The Pacification of the Maroons in Jamaica’, by Agostino Brunias (18th century)

A lively and valuable history of Dominica’s Maroons: In the Forests of Freedom reviewed

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Much romantic nonsense has been written about the runaway slaves or Maroons of the West Indies. In 1970s Jamaica, during…

Roxane Gay: ruminative, repetitive and solipsistic

Is Roxane Gay’s relentless self-analysis compounding her problems?

29 July 2017 9:00 am

What sort of monster gives a bad review to a book by someone who was gang raped as a 12-year-old…

Cowboys and Muslims: that’s the new global power struggle, according to the latest great American novel

10 January 2015 9:00 am

‘I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: if you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.’ When ‘The…

Ten years and an earthquake: the changing face of Haiti

16 August 2014 9:00 am

This summer, I returned to Haiti for the first time in ten years. I was itching to see how the…

Haitian horrors

2 April 2011 12:00 am

Twenty years ago, in 1991, I was shown round the National Palace in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.