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By five - thirty , the heat begins to break , but the city is still stilling under the
smoke from the burning tires . ... down off the mountains ; as it starts to blow away
the smoke , the clouds I saw up over Boutilliers , blacker now , begin to descend .
The elite , the new intellectuals said , must begin to understand the Haitian
peasant . They must begin to recognize the inextricable ties that bind not only the
peasant but the elite to the land and to the beliefs practiced upon it .
When their ideas are ignored and their input is scorned by the white bureaucracy
that they had hoped would help them begin to change their country , Haitians
even in the farthest reaches of the provinces begin to talk about the American
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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