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Madison Smartt Bell

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Madison Smartt Bell

Madison Smartt Bell, a novelist, is the author of Toussaint Louverture: A Biography (Pantheon).


News and Features

The tension between the personal and the political permeates new books on Haiti by Amy Wilentz and Jonathan M. Katz.

Dylan’s Mr. Jones was confused by revolution; the persona of Deb Olin Unferth’s memoir is nonchalant about it.

Heidi Durrow traces a young girl's harrowing plunge into racial identity.

In Love, Anger, Madness, Marie Vieux-Chauvet explores the choking fear of life under "Papa Doc" Duvalier.

The mutating tensions and alliances of postoccupation Haiti.