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Benito has an empire of his own. As in other places in Haiti, the Dechoukaj that
followed Duvalier's departure changed Beau Champ. "We had what we call a
nonviolent Dechoukaj here," says one Church worker, smiling. "We chased away
Benito's youngest son, a two-year-old with blank eyes and gray dust over his
body, dances naked in the doorway, waiting for the drums. The drummers
wander in, swilling clairin, and take up their places next to the one window. A
song of ...
Benito washes his hands in the fire. The hounsis take the basin and commence
washing the women patients with the gritty stuff, first making the sign of the cross
on their patients' foreheads with it. They wash each woman's body without ...
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The rainy season: Haiti since DuvalierUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This welcome interpretation of Haiti provides many insights into a country that few North Americans understand. Wilentz, a journalist, captures the complex cultural ambience and mystery of domestic ... Read full review