Kannjawou
Book Topics
Haiti
Creole
Haitian Revolution
Port-au-Prince
United Nations
UNSTAMIH
Occupying forces
Jean-Bertrand Aristide
Francois Duvalier
Papa Doc
Baby Doc
Tonton Macoute
1915 US occupation of Haiti
1994 US occupation of Haiti
Operation Uphold Democr
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Kannjawou : A Novel of Haiti

Kannjawou (pronounced Konn-yeh-woo) is the Haitian Creole expression for a wild celebration, a fandango. Set in Haiti's capital Port-Au-Prince in the early 2000s, this novel by acclaimed author Lyonel Trouillot embodies the nation's indomitable spirit through a journal kept by a deeply observant young male college student, depicting a country entering a new era after years of oppression, corruption, and most recently, the shambles left in the wake of foreign occupation.
Book Topics
Haiti
Creole
Haitian Revolution
Port-au-Prince
United Nations
UNSTAMIH
Occupying forces
Jean-Bertrand Aristide
Francois Duvalier
Papa Doc
Baby Doc
Tonton Macoute
1915 US occupation of Haiti
1994 US occupation of Haiti
Operation Uphold Democr

Reviews and Comments

  • "Lyonel Trouillot is the great national novelist of Haiti, in the same way that Tolstoy was that for Russia. . . . [and] to Haiti what Gabriel García Márquez and Carlos Fuentes and Mario Vargas Llosa are as writers for their respective nat"
    National Book Award finalist, ALL SOULS RISING