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I asked her, in my Frenchified Creole. The day was still hot. "Mimette," she said to
one of her daughters who had brought in the water. "Help the blan find a Pepsi,
over at B6s Jean-Jacques's." Mimette picked up her cellophane kite and took me
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. Langage is the ...
When I asked them to translate what they were singing, the two men could not do
it, but they pointed to the Creole written below the transliterated English.
Translated, the Creole, an approximation of the above, reads: I don't know what
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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