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Jacques Roumain

Haitian politician and poet (1907-1944)

1907   -   1944

country of citizenship: Haiti
native language: French
languages spoken, written or signed: French
educated at: Institution Saint-Louis de Gonzague, ETH Zürich
occupation: writer, poet, journalist, politician

Jacques Roumain (June 4, 1907 – August 18, 1944) was a Haitian writer, politician, and advocate of Marxism. He is considered one of the most prominent figures in Haitian literature. The African-American poet, Langston Hughes, translated some of Roumain's works, including Gouverneurs de la Rosée (Masters of the Dew).
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