My Soul Is in Haiti Paperback

Protestantism in the Haitian Diaspora of the Bahamas

by Bertin M. Louis;

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My Soul Is in Haiti

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In the Haitian diaspora, as in Haiti itself, the majority of Haitians have long practiced Catholicism or Vodou. However, Protestant forms of Christianity now flourish both in Haiti and beyond. In the Bahamas, where approximately one in five people are now Haitian-born or Haitian-descended, Protestantism has become the majority religion for immigrant Haitians. In My Soul Is in Haiti, Bertin M. Louis, Jr. has combined multi-sited ethnographic research in the United States, Haiti, and the Bahamas with a transnational framework to analyze why Protestantism has appealed to the Haitian diaspora community in the Bahamas. The volume illustrates how devout Haitian Protestant migrants use their religious identities to ground themselves in a place that is hostile to them as migrants, and it also uncovers how their religious faith ties in to their belief in the need to save their homeland, as they re-imagine Haiti politically and morally as a Protestant Christian nation. This important look at transnational migration between second and third world countries shows how notions of nationalism among Haitian migrants in the Bahamas are filtered through their religious beliefs. By studying local transformations in the Haitian diaspora of the Bahamas, Louis offers a greater understanding of the spread of Protestant Christianity, both regionally and globally. "

My Soul Is in Haiti by Bertin M. Louis was published by New York University Press in December 2016. The ISBN for My Soul Is in Haiti is 9781479841660.

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Details for My Soul Is in Haiti

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherNew York University Press (December 2016)
Number of Pages200
Thickness11 mm
Height5830 mm
Width3895 mm
Product Code4456233
Page last updated 17th May 2018
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