Toussaint Louverture

In honour of February, here is a selection of recent book covers featuring the image of Toussaint Louverture, starting with the most recent Penguin UK edition of The Black Jacobins — the definitive account of the Haitian Revolution that first appeared in 1938 — and ending with Madison Smartt Bell’s 2007 biography of Toussaint Louverture that’s just been released as a Vintage paperback by Random House USA.


JAMES, Cyril Lionel Robert: The Black Jacobins [ISBN 9780140299816]

FOIX, Alain: Toussaint Louverture [ISBN 9782070340965]

PLUCHON, Pierre: Toussaint Louverture [ISBN 9782213023380]

CÉSAIRE, Aimé Fernand David: Toussaint Louverture [ISBN 9782708703971]

BELL, Madison Smartt: Toussaint Louverture


~ by Thomas on 2008-Feb-13.

2 Responses to “Toussaint Louverture”

  1. The first cover do not show Toussaint Louverture but Mars Belley, first bl. Voir Jacques de Cauna, Toussaint Louverture et l’indépendance d’Haïti, Paris, Karthala, 2004, pour le véritable visage de Toussaint Louverture (sous droits d’auteur).

  2. The first cover do not show Toussaint but Mars Belley. See Jacques de Cauna, “Toussaint Louverture et l’indépendance d’Haïti”, Paris, Karthala, 2004, for a true portrait of Toussaint (under copyright J. de Cauna).

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