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Celucien L. Joseph is assistant professor of English at Indian River State College.
Jean Eddy Saint Paul is professor of Africana Studies and the founding director of the CUNY Haitian Studies Institute.
Glodel Mezillas is an independent scholar.
Introduction: Price-Mars in a Local and Global Context: Rethinking Haitian Culture and Human History
Celucien L. Joseph, Jean Eddy Saint Paul, and Glodel Mezilas
Part I. Price-Mars and Haiti: Rethinking Haitian Culture, History, and Haitian Politics in the Twentieth-Century and Beyond
Esther I. Rodriguez Miranda
- The Role of Price-Mars’ Thought in the Haitian Renaissance in the First Half of the Twentieth-Century
- Price-Mars and Black Public Intellectual Tradition in Haiti: Cementing Scholarship With Service
- Two Worlds: Jean Price-Mars and the Impact of the United States Occupation on Haiti: 1915-1934
Paul C. Mocombe
- Jean Price-Mars: The Vodou Ethic and the Spirit of Communism
Part II. Price-Mars and Black Atlantic Intellectual History and Culture
William H. Alexander
- Francophone Black Identity and Jean Price-Mars
- From Harlem to Haiti: A Niggerati Renaissance in Caribbean Negritude
- Jean Price-Mars’s Brazilian Connection: Arthur Ramos Reads Haiti
Part III. Price-Mars, Pan-Africanism, and the Meaning of Africa
- Africa in the History of Ideas in Haiti
- What is Africa to Me? Jean Price-Mars and the Significance of An African Collective Identity in Haiti
- Jean Price-Mars and the Roots of the Dynamics between Antillanité, Créolité, and Pan-Africanism
Celucien L. Joseph
- The Possibility and Impossibility of God in Africa: Price-Mars, the African Islamic Tradition, and Early African Christianity
Between Two Worlds: Jean Price-Mars, Haiti, and Africa is an interesting and welcome exploration and analysis of the scholarly contributions of Jean-Price Mars. Price-Mars was a major figure in Haitian intellectual history who played a critical role in the development of ‘Negritude.’ The volume covers a void by making Price-Mars’s thinking on race, religion, and modernity accessible to the English-speaking world. The different authors also offer fascinating theoretical interpretations of Price-Mars’s work and how it can illuminate contemporary social and cultural realities. The book will be of great interest to students and scholars in Africana studies and intellectual history.
— Robert Fatton, Jr., University of Virginia
Between Two Worlds: Jean Price-Mars, Haiti, and Africa is an important collection that reflects on the work and intellectual impact of Jean Price-Mars, a titan of Africana thought. Price-Mars’s research spoke to multiple academic disciplines, including, but not limited to, Africana Studies, Anthropology, Geography, Sociology, History, Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Literature. Joseph, Mezilas, and Saint Paul have assembled an impressive line-up of thought-provoking essays that render the accomplishments, ideas, and influences of Price-Mars’s work visible to new audiences across academic disciplines in the hopes of creating a better, more humane world for Haitians and other people of African descent. This book is a must-read; it honors one of the major contributors to Pan-Africanist thought, Negritude, and Black Atlantic Humanism who deserves to be recognized and engaged in the struggle for a more humane world that recognizes equality between the races and the fundamental humanity of Black people.
— Bertin M. Louis, author of My Soul Is in Haiti: Protestantism in the Haitian Diaspora of the Bahamas