Jacques Roumain

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Jacques Roumain (June 4, 1907 – August 18, 1944) was a Haitian writer, politician, and advocate of Marxism. He is considered one of the most prominent figures in Haitian literature. Although poorly known in the English-speaking world, Roumain has significant following in Europe, and is renowned in the Caribbean and Latin America. The great African- ...
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11 November 2014
I don't want to listen; your words sound like the truth but the truth is probably a sin.
11 November 2014
Manuel showed her his open hand: "Look at this finger, how meager it seems, and this one even weaker, and this other one no stronger, and this one all by himself and on his own." Then he made a fist: "But now, is it strong enough, big enough, solid enough? It seems so doesn't it?"
11 November 2014
Peasants are a rude lot, and hard: life has hardened their hearts, but they are thick and awkward only in appearance; you have to know them. No one is more sensitive to what gives man the right to call himself a man: good-heartedness, bravery and virile brotherhood.
11 November 2014
As they say, when a man begins to have bad luck, even clabber can break his head.
11 November 2014
You cannot eat a cluster of grapes at once, but it is very easy if you eat them one by one.

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