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If you drive into the cemetery just after sunrise you can see the houngans, or
voodoo priests, throwing rum and coffee over ... Sometimes the houngan puts a
bowler hat on the top of the cross and hangs a black morning coat across it, to
Does that mean that they should no longer obey the houngan? After all, they ...
Do the peasants still need to obey the houngan? ... Once firmly ensconced in the
palace, he called in houngans and bokors, or sorcerers, from all over the country.
The houngan Matthieu, a rugged old man who lives in a habitation above
Boutilliers in the cool airs of Kenscoff, used to cure AIDS, and perhaps he still
does. But he no longer advertises his abilities in this area. His daughter and son-
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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