The Kingdom of This World

The Kingdom of This World

ISBN: 0374521972

ISBN 13: 9780374521974

Publication Date: September 01, 1989

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Pages: 186

Format: Paperback

Authors: Alejo Carpentier, Harriet de Onís

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A few years after its liberation from French colonialist rule, Haiti experienced a period of unsurpassed brutality, horror, and superstition under the reign of the black King Henri-Christophe. Through the eyes of the ancient slave Ti-Noel, The Kingdom of This World records the destruction of the black regime--built on the same corruption and contempt for human life that brought down the French--in an orgy of voodoo, racial hatred, erotomania, and fantastic grandeurs of false elegance.

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