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Bottles of clairin brought by the patients cover the altar table, and one special
bottle has two padlocks tied to its neck. On the white walls of the peristyle are
painted crude designs, red fish, hearts, turkeys, cars and scorpions. A piece of
paper is ...
There she rents one of the boats, or batimen, as they are called in Creole, that
have come in from Port-au-Prince with a clairin or wheat or flour delivery. For a
few symbolic hours each week, the port at the Mole is stocked with incoming
asked Ludovic, the day worker from Gustave's fields, as he entered the family
courtyard. What are you doing there? Abner told him we were going to have
dancing tonight. Ludovic sat down and looked at Jetta. "Have you got any clairin?
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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