The Kingdom of This World
by Alejo Carpentier
Paperback- $8.64

A few years after its liberation from the brutality of French colonial rule in 1803, Haiti endured a period of even greater brutality under ...

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  "" by [email protected] (see profile) 11/04/16

The most insightful thing about the book to me was gaining knowledge as to how ineffectual it is in overcoming oppression to only react to it and have no better thought out plan to take its place. By merely vanishing the current oppressor with no other plan, a new oppressor will take his place and a vicious cycle will created. It takes a well thought out revolution for a society to defeat oppression and thereby achieve progress.

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