Loosely based on the Haitian slave insurrection of 1791, Babouk is a biting account of colonialism at its peak. By using the imagination of the novelist to fill in the gaps in the historical record, Endore is able to show us how slavery felt to the slaves who experienced it. His novel is rare for its depiction of the shared history of the slaves and its attention to the variety of the slave experience. It provides the reader with a vivid history of Haiti and a compelling account of slavery and rebellion.
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Review: Babouk: Voices of ResistanceUser Review - Jose Palafox - Goodreads
from Monthly Review Press: "During the eighteenth century, hundreds of thousands of Africans were rounded up and packed onto boats headed for the French colony of Haiti, then called Saint-Domingue ... Read full review