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Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture

David A Bell The Guardian
A gripping biography of the leader of the slave revolt that led to Haiti’s independence, described as ‘the first black superhero of the modern age, the work under review promises to be the definitive study of the epocal revolutionary figure.
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