Trends in Recent Haitian Literature

  title={Trends in Recent Haitian Literature},
  author={M. Cook},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  pages={220 - 231}
  • M. Cook
  • Published 1947
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Negro History
One of the least unsatisfactory definitions of literature is the French dictum that it is "an expression of a society. " Without attempting to describe in detail the reality that Haitian literature is supposed to mirror, we may appropriately preface this paper by a brief statement of five fundamental problems which dominate much of Haitian life: poverty, politics, illiteracy, language, and color. Three or four million Negroes-no accurate census figures are available-are crowded into one-third… Expand