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I had friends in La Saline. I wondered how Mimette was, for example. When she
is not busy with her kite, Mimette likes to sit on my lap on a broken-down chair in
front of her shack and ask me for presents. She knows that where I come from is ...
One day in La Saline — a day so hot I had to wipe sweat out of my eyes and pull
my hair back from my face — a few minutes after I had left Mimette wearing the
lacy blue socks I had just given her, and dancing in the dirt, I ran across a man in
Next, La Saline; the slum was bigger then, before Dr. Duvalier had completed his
housing project, Cite-Simone (named after his wife and later renamed Cite Soleil
after the Catholic station Radio Soleil), and razed part of La Saline in order to ...
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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