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Her palms are black from charcoal. Twice a month, Bernadette makes the long
trip up to the Mole by tap-tap, alone. She distributes bags to her usual suppliers
along the way up, along with gossip from the capital, and later returns to the
The boy jumps back into the little boat, and the captain turns back to his crew of
two sitting among Bernadette's hundred bags of charcoal, and they begin to eat. I'
m turning black as I stand there in the wind, watching. Not from the sun, but from ...
He sells his bags of charcoal to Bernadette for two or three dollars. Along with
other charcoal-makers in his extended family of about twenty-five people
including children, he sells about five sacks a month to Bernadette. Claudette
says it takes ...
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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