The maroons

Kervin Andre

The maroons

The African slaves who fled to remote mountainous areas were called marron (French) or mawon (Haitian Creole), meaning "escaped slave". The maroons formed close-knit communities that practised small-scale agriculture and hunting. They were known to return to plantations to free family members and friends. Cecil Fatima a voodoo mambo, presided over the religious ceremony at Bois Caïman, in August 1791, that served as a catalyst of the 1791 slave revolt that marked the beginning of the Haitian Revolution.

Region:
Roselle, New Jersey

Medium:
Paintings

Materials:
Oil