Race, Religion, and the Haitian Revolution: Essays on Faith, Freedom, and Decolonization (CreateSpace, 2012) is a new book by Celucien L. Joseph.
Description: Race, Religion, and The Haitian Revolution explores the intersections of history, race, religion, decolonization, and revolutionary freedom leading to the founding of the postcolonial state of Haiti in 1804. It is a collection of five interdisciplinary essays, which underscore the role of faith in Black Atlantic discourse and Haitian thought in shaping the lives of the people in the Black Diaspora and the Haitian people in particular. Topics range from Makandal’s postcolonial religious imagination to Boukman’s liberation theology, Langston Hughes’ discussion of the role of prophetic religion in the Haitian Revolution to Frederick Douglass’ critiques of Christianity as a “slave religion,” among others.
Celucien L. Joseph holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Dallas and he is an adjunct professor of English at Palm Beach State College. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Religious Métissage: The Religious Imagination and Ideas of Jean Price-Mars (Wipf & Stock, 2013), and Faith, Secular Humanism, and Social Development: Jacques Roumain’s Engagements with Religion and Critical Theory (The University Press of America, 2013).
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