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and holding her machete under her arm in the light of a streetlamp, told me that
she was out that night to defend Haiti against what she called "eskago lanmo," by
which she meant the death squads (in proper Creole, eskadwon lanmo).
make the noise with pots and pans and kitchen knives, and Haitian men make it
by hitting any piece of metal, and most often, their machetes, against telephone
poles, streetlights and wrought-iron gates and fences. There had been an ...
We saw the men emerging from around the trailer with their machetes drawn, but
they were upon us before we could get away ... "Desann," a man in peasant
shorts shouted at me as he slammed the side of his machete up against the car
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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