In the eastern two thirds of the territory the culture has a predominantly Spanish character, while in the remainder it has undergone French influence. The island’s population, however, cannot be considered as a homogeneous whole, but from both the racial and cultural aspects, it must be divided into two distinct groups. The first includes the […]
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Haiti Theater and Literature
Theater Second in flourishing only to opera, theater is undoubtedly the most popular and most widespread genre of expression in the French Antilles, given its nature as a single cultural vehicle easily usable even by social groups with little or no literacy, the primary requirement of spontaneous immediacy of language capable of establishing the necessary […]
Haiti is located in the Caribbean and occupies one third of the island of Hispaniola (the rest of the island belongs to the Dominican Republic). When Christopher Columbus arrived on the island in 1492, the island of Hispaniola had a population of Arawak Indians, who within 25 years were virtually wiped out by the Spaniards. […]
Haiti Arts and Literature
Literature The Haitian literature was born at the same time that the country became independent in 1804, and the merit of it is mainly attributed to the playwrights Fligneau and Dupré. It was strongly influenced by French role models. Romance, Parnass and symbolism gained in Haiti’s representatives in the poets Oswald Durand, Justin Lhérisson and […]