By Sudir Hadareesingh


The Haitian Revolution began in the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue with a slave revolt in August 1791. After the abolition of slavery in 1793, Toussaint Louverture, himself a former slave, became the leader of the colony's Black population, the commander of its republican army and eventually its governor. During the course of his extraordinary life he confronted some of the dominant forces of his age - slavery, settler colonialism, imperialism and racial hierarchy. Here, in all its drama, is the epic story of the world's first Black superhero.

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Narrator Ben Arogundade
Length 17hrs 30mins
Catalogue No. 14553
Publisher Penguin Audio; 2020