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"You turn right at the two mapous," said the Senatorial Candidate authoritatively. "
Fine," I said, '"but where are they?" Mapous are huge trees, one of the tallest
species that grows in Haiti. In their branches and at their base dwell the spirits.
"Souvenance is the most democratic of the voodoo festivals," the Senatorial
Candidate told me. "It's the closest to African ritual, but also the most 'advanced,'
as your people would say." In Souvenance, he told me, the houngan is not called
"Magic, both black and white, keeps the community together," says the Senatorial
Candidate, sitting back in his rocking chair upstairs, in his green house in Gonai'
ves. The sun is going down behind the blue mountains, and the wind is rising.
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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