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She hopes that the gift will placate the spirits , but she's not optimistic . She can tell that they are very angry ... Ogoun is a rough - talking spirit , a soldier who wears pinned - on epaulets , loves clairin , fire and knives .
But when Damballah is angry , when the spirits are not fed , when the people have lost their way , the way of voodoo ... the rain will fall only on the water and the land will become as dust , without spirit , while the mountains burn .
They twirled to the drums and reeled around , but so far , after five hours , no spirit had come . ... They have their Protestant pigs , they sell their meat in the market , the spirits go hungry , but they can buy a little something ...
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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