Reviews and Blog Posts: haiti

An untamed state : a novel

by Roxane Gay

Reviewer Rating:
4

The basics of the plot are set forth pretty quickly in this novel. Mireille, the daughter of a wealthy Haitian businessman, is kidnapped and tells the tale from some years distance. The story is told from her perspective from captivity, where she begins to understand her true relationships with her...

Island beneath the sea : a novel

by Isabel Allende

Reviewer Rating:
4

The story begins in Haiti shortly before the French Revolution and follows Zarité, bought as a child to be the personal slave of a wealthy sugar cane plantation owner's new wife, through her experiences and relationships.  I loved the historical aspect of this book, from the heartbreaking descriptions of the...

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