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Cultural Expressions
Written by
Morisseau-Leroy, Félix, Haitian, 1912 - 1998
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W x D: 8 9/16 × 5 5/8 × 3/16 in. (21.8 × 14.3 × 0.5 cm)
A soft cover, first edition of the play Antigone en Créole by Félix Morisseau-Leroy. The front cover is white and features [F. MORISSEAU-LEROY] in uppercase green letters at the top left-hand corner. The name of the play [ANTIGONE] is printed just below in uppercase red letters, while the [EN CREOLE] occupies the left of the page. The words EN and CREOLE intersect at a 90-degree angle, with EN running horizontally and CREOLE running vertically. The letters of these two words alternate between red and green. There are also two photographs on the front page. The first has a green hue and sits in the middle of the page, slightly to the left. It features a man sitting on a chair and a woman standing to his left and looking directly at the camera. The other photograph is red-hued and depicts what appears to be the same man squeezing a substance into a jar. Directly to the left of that photograph, the publisher [CULTURE] is printed in uppercase green letters. The title page repeats the author's name [F. MORISSEAU-LEROY] at the top, the name of the play in the middle [ANTIGONE EN CREOLE], and the publisher's name and location at the bottom [Culture] [Morne Hercule, Pétion-Ville, Haiti] at the bottom of the page. The top left corner also features a hand-written inscription [to Adete with love Odette] in blue ink. The back cover features a green-hued photo of a man standing and holding objects in both his hands. [$2.00] printed in green ink at the top left-hand corner of the page, just above the photograph. Below the photo is quotation about Haitian Creole. There are 74 pages.
Place printed
Morne Hercule, Pétion-Ville, Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
African diaspora
Tragedy (Theatre)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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