(1818 - 1858) was a Haitian
novelist. His best-known work, Stella
, was the first Haitian novel. Born in Cayes
, he served as Secretary to Jerome Maximilien Borgella
and later participated in a revolt against President Soulouque
. Exiled to Saint Thomas
, it was there that he wrote the novel Stella
- Schutt-Ainé, Patricia; Staff of Librairie Au Service de la Culture Haiti: A Basic Reference Book. Miami, Florida: Librairie Au Service de la Culture. ISBN 0-9638599-0-0.