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veil, the leaves of Ogoun's tamarind trembled delicately over the face of the
heavens. Long after Filo had finished taping, the girls were still singing their song
, and I heard the NYU woman's voice, talking on and on, in her native Creole.
This is the feast of Saint Jacques (Saint James) for Catholics, but of Ogoun
Feraille, god of war, for vaudouisants. The voodoo worshipers call Saint Jacques
Ogoun, they call Ogoun Saint Jacques; after two centuries of hiding African
once believed in ideologies, the way the peasant believes in Ogoun, or a priest,
even a good one, may believe in Christ. "I was a Fignolist when I was young, and
I even worked for Duvalier for a little while. I had little doubt that Noirisme was ...
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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