Gangsters Movie Night 5: White Zombie

In this episode we go to Haiti via the 1932 horror cult classic White Zombie. Starring Bela Lugosi as “Murder Legendre" and set during the then-ongoing US Occupation, this was the film that introduced the Haitian zonbi to the American masses, with all the deep-seated racism and contradictions that infuse zombie movies and literature to this day. Our guest is Kaiama Glover, a professor at Barnard College and scholar of Haitian and Francophone literature par excellence. | Get Gangsters of Capitalism: https://www.amazon.com/Gangsters-Capitalism-Smedley-Breaking-Americas/dp/1250135583/ref=sr_1_3 | Get Kaiama Glover's newest book: https://www.dukeupress.edu/a-regarded-self

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