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Farewell, Fred Voodoo : a letter from Haiti

Author: Amy Wilentz
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Describes the author's long and painful relationship with Haiti before and after the 2010 earthquake, tracing the country's turbulent history and its status as a symbol of human rights activism and social transformation.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Amy Wilentz; Amy Wilentz; Amy Wilentz
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Wilentz
ISBN: 9781451643978 1451643977 9781451644074 1451644078
OCLC Number: 788290141
Description: xiv, 329 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Toussaint camp --
White flight --
Traumatic amputation --
Black Rouge's tour : I --
Zombies of the world --
Building back better --
Citizen Haiti --
Golf-course camp --
Missionary style --
Spaghetti rounds --
Werewolves in the camps --
Black Rouge's tour : II --
The violent-sex cure --
Pact with the Devil --
Aristide's citadel --
Plastic wheelchairs --
Market of dreams --
The value of talk --
Ghosts by daylight --
Weslandia.
Responsibility: Amy Wilentz.

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Describes the author's long and painful relationship with Haiti before and after the 2010 earthquake, tracing the country's turbulent history and its status as a symbol of human rights activism and social transformation.

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"No one has plumbed Haiti more thoroughly, or explored it more passionately, than Amy Wilentz. In "Farewell, Fred Voodoo", she embraces that obsession and follows it unflinchingly where it leads, Read more...

 
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