"A ground-breaking study drawing on five years of transnational ethnographic research in the Bahamas, Haiti, and the United States. As a Haitian-American, Louis is cognizant of the subtleties of Haitian culture and the cultural differences between Haitians living in Haiti and Haitians living abroad. A major strength of this book is the author’s keen recognition of the importance of boundary maintenance and his insights into native constructions of 'religion,' such as the distinction Haitians make between being Protestant (Pwotestan) and being Christian (Kretyen)."
—Stephen D. Glazier, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"A ground breaking study of the evangelical Protestant churches in the Haitian communities of the Bahamas, describing the ways in which these churches provide their congregations with a sense of national and transnational identity. Vital for students of diasporic and transnational studies, anthropologists, historians and sociologists of religion, this book is a comprehensive study likely to be the authoritative source on this topic for years to come."
—Leslie G. Desmangles, Trinity College
"[F]or bringing Haitian Protestantism to our attention—and apparently to the attention of Bahamians—and for linking religion to class, race, and transnational variables, the project is a welcome addition to the literature on Latin and Caribbean Christianity."
—Anthropology Review Database
"Dr. Bertin M. Louis Jr. has just offered to the world of intelligentsia a remarkable book on the culture of Haitian Protestantism in the Haitian diaspora of the Bahamas. It is, without a doubt, a roadmap for cultural anthropology or ethnography designed for researchers with deep insights, students, and scholars to address religious issues, not only under the lens of inquiry, but with a profound thirst for social justice."
—Ethnic and Racial Studies, Clarence St. Hilaire
“My Soul is in Haiti offers much for us to seriously contemplate.”
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