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The Kingdom of This World

The Kingdom of This World
Author: Alejo Carpentier
ISBN 13: 9780374530112
ISBN 10: 374530114
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 2006-05-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 180
List Price: $14.00

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, race hatred, erotomania, and fantastic grandeurs of false elegance.