Jacques Stephen Alexis, born in Gonaives
This is the Haitian writer Jacques Stephen Alexis. He was born in Gonaives in 1922. His father was, Stephen Alexis, who was also a writer.
Jacques Stephen Alexis was mainly influenced by other Haitian writers such as Jacques Roumain. Some of his works
include: 'Compère Général Soleil', written in 1955, 'Les Arbres musiciens' and 'L'Espace d'un cillement'.