Reading list and online resources on Haitian Vodou

Reading List and online resources on Haitian Vodou

This list is not exhaustive or comprehensive; it is a selected list on the subject with an attempt to introduce our readers  to the scholarship  on Haitian Vodou,  and the nature of Haitian Vodou religion and spirituality. The list is divided in three parts: a) Books, b) Online articles/essays, c) Online interviews and documentaries. As time permits, we will add more resources to the list.

A. Books
  • The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti Hardcover by Kate Ramsey (University of Chicago Press, 2011)   
  •   Haiti, History, and the Gods (University of California Press, 1998) by Colin Dayan 
  • Religions et lien social: L' église et  l'état moderne en Haiti (Cerf, 2004) by Laennec Hurbon
  • Voodoo: Search for the Spirit (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1995) by Laennec Hurbon
  • Voodoo: Truth and Fantasy (Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1995)  by Laennec Hurbon
  • Dieu dans le Vodou haitien (Maisonneuve & Larose, 2002)  by Laennec Hurbon
  • Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (Thames & Hudson, 2004) by Maya Deren
  •  The Faces of the Gods: Vodou and Roman Catholism in Haiti (The University of North Carolina Press, 1992) by Leslie G. Desmangles
  • Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn (University of California Press, 1991) by Karen McCarthy Brown
  •  Rara! Vodou, Power, and Performance in Haiti and Its Diaspora (University of California Press, 2002) by  Elizabeth McAlister 
  • Vodou Nation: Haitian Art Music and Cultural Nationalism (The University of Chicago Press, 2006) by Michael Largey
  • Voodoo in Haiti (Schoken Books, 1972) by Alfred Metraux
  • Haiti: Le Vodou au Troisieme Millenaire (CIDIHCA, 2002) by Frantz-Antoine Leconte
  • Secrets of Voodoo (City Lights, 1969) by Milo Rigaud 
  • Crossing the Water and Keeping the Faith (Temple University Press, 2013) by Terry Rey and Alex Stepick 
  • Our Lady of Class Struggle: The Cult of the Virgin Mary in Haiti (Africa World Press, 1999) by Terry Rey
  • Migration and Vodou (University Press of Florida, 2005) by Karen E. Richman
  • Religion and Politics in Haiti (Institute for Cross-Cultural Research, 1966) by Harold Courlander and Remy Bastien 
  •  Ve-Ve Diagrammes Rituels du Voudou : Ritual Voodoo Diagrams : Blasones de los Vodu - Trilingual ed. French English...( French & European Publications; Trilingual French-English-Spanish edition, 1992) by Milo Rigaud 
  •  La Tradition Voudoo Et Le Voudoo Haïtien. Son Temple, Ses Mystères, Sa Magie, Etc. [With Illustrations.] (1953) by Milo Rigaud
  • Vodou in Haitian Life and Culture: Invisible Powers (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) by Patrick Bellegarde-Smith and Claudine Michel
  •  Haitian Vodou: Spirit, Myth, and Reality (Indian University Press, 2006) by Patrick Bellegarde-Smith and Claudine Michel
  •  Ainsi parla l'Oncle (1928) (Thus Spoke the Uncle) by Jean Price-Mars
  • Vaudou et Névrose (1913) by Justin Chrysostome Dorsainvil (J.C Dorsainvil)
  • Une Explication Philologique du Vaudou (1924) by Justin Chrysostome Dorsainvil (J.C Dorsainvil)
  • Vaudou et Magie (1937) by Justin Chrysostome Dorsainvil (J.C Dorsainvil)
  • Voodoo and Politics in Haiti (Palgrave Macmillan, 1989) by Michel Laguerre
  • Vodou Songs in Haitian Creole (Temple University Press, 2011) by Benjamin Hebblethwaite
  • Medecine and Morality in Haiti: The Contest for Healing Power (Cambridge University Press, 1996) by Paul Browdin
  • Vodou, je me souviens: essai (Éditions Dabar, 2009) by Jean Fils-Aimé
  •  Vaudou 101: une spiritualité moderne sans sorcellerie (Clermont Éditeur, 2013) by Jean Fils-Aimé 
  •   Et si les loas n'étaient pas des diables? Une enquête à la lumière des religions comparées: essai (Éditions Dabar, 2008) by Jean Fils-Aimé  
  • Les esprits vaudous sont-ils des diables?: Une enquête à la lumière de la science des religions comparées  (Editions universitaires europeennes EUE 2011) by Jean Fils-Aimé  
  •  Healing in the Homeland: Haitian Vodou Tradition (Lexington Books, 2013) by Margaret Mitchell Armand *
  •  Dancing Spirits: Rhythms and Rituals of Haitian Vodun, the Rada Rite (Praeger (Praeger, 1996) by Gerdes Fleurant
  •  Island Possessed (University of Chicago Press,1994) by Katherine Dunham
  • Nan Domi: An Initiate's Journey into Haitian Vodou by Mimerose Beaubrun (City Lights, 2013)
  •  Vaudou, sorciers, empoisonneurs : de Saint-Domingue à Haïti (Paris : Karthala, 1987) by Pierre Pluchon.
  •  African Vodun: Art, Psychology, and Power (University of Chicago Press , 1995) by Suzanne Preston Blier
  •  Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou  (University of California Los Angeles, 1995) 
B. Online articles/essays

C. Online Interviews and Documentaries