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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 a different kind of cross, a large
black one, tall as a man, that stands off in a corner of the graveyard. They are
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
know he was a Macoute. Does it mean that the chef de section need no longer be
obeyed? He was appointed by Jean- Claude, they remember. Now Jean-Claude
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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