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excesses of centuries of Catholic Church persecution of the voodoo faithful , an inquisition in many eras — including that of the U.S. occupation - almost as vicious and violent as the campaigns against heretics that Europe had known .
He drinks more rum and begins to sing in langage , the ritual language of voodoo , an eerie sound , so close to Creole and French and Church Latin that you almost think you can understand it , like a foreign language in a dream .
Black magic is a part of voodoo . For the past century , Haitian intellectuals eager to legitimize voodoo in the eyes of foreigners and to protect it from attacks by the Catholic Church have tried to establish an artificial divide ...
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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