February 8, 2024
Cover of The Maroons

Ph.D. candidate Jeffrey Diteman, working with Aqiil Gopee, has published a new translation of Louis Timagène Houat’s The Maroons (1844) with Restless Books. Diteman and Gopee’s work is the first ever English translation of this essential work of early abolitionist literature. Based on Houat’s experiences on Bourbon Island (now La Réunion), The Maroons exposes the cruel treatment of the Maroons by colonial authorities in the mid-nineteenth century.