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If you drive into the cemetery just after sunrise you can see the houngans, or
voodoo priests, throwing rum and coffee over ... Sometimes the houngan puts a
bowler hat on the top of the cross and hangs a black morning coat across it, to
He wonders how much it will cost to send his four children to school next year,
and how much it will cost to get the houngan to make a cure for his wife's
headaches. Port-au- Prince politics — to him it's just bla-bla-bla, as Haitians say.
But if it ...
Does that mean that they should no longer obey the houngan? After all, they ...
Do the peasants still need to obey the houngan? ... Once firmly ensconced in the
palace, he called in houngans and bokors, or sorcerers, from all over the country.
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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