The Kingdom of This World Topics for Discussion

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What are the meanings of all the chapter titles? Why did the author choose them?

What does the title mean in the context of the novel?

In what ways does the novel differ from historical accounts of the history of Haiti?

What are the characters' attitudes toward women? What does the author's perception of women seem to be?

What does the vulture at the end of the novel signify?

Does the novel give any hope for overcoming oppression?

What is the significance of voodoo for the characters in the novel? How do the white characters' perceptions of voodoo differ from the black characters' perceptions of voodoo?

Why does King Henri Christophe impose a rule of oppression? Why is he surprised that his people rebel against him?

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