n African Renaissance - Haiti : the land where negritude first stood on its feet

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


Haiti has recently occupied the central consciousness of the world because of the 7.0 earthquake that devastated its capital city, Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010, leaving almost the entire city in ruins. Before this time, Haiti was only known as the "poorest country in the Western Hemisphere" - an epithet that should serve as an indictment to those countries of the Western Hemisphere who got very rich on Haitian produce while leaving Haiti poor and barren. The world's limited knowledge about Haiti has up to now been distorted and hidden behind a veil of silence.

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