All Souls Rising

Illustration for the Italian edition of Madison Smartt Bell’s “All Souls Rising”.
The novel describes the slave revolution in Haiti in 1791.The Haitian Revolution was a slave revolt in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, which culminated in the elimination of slavery there and the founding of the Haitian republic. The Haitian Revolution was the only slave revolt which led to the founding of a state. It is generally considered the most successful slave rebellion ever to have occurred in the Americas and as a defining moment in the history of Africans in the New World.