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The peristyle, or temple, at Souvenance is a large cement-block building,
testimony to the wealth of the community. Most peristyles in the countryside are
built of slender poles and covered over by palm or banana thatch roofs. A central
A huge dance is taking place inside the peristyle, about three hundred people, all
of them dancing solo. Many of the young men carry tape machines over their
heads to record Aboudja's drumming. The dancers' feet stir up dust from the dirt ...
I had to get out of the sweaty peristyle. I pushed through the dancers. On the
steps, a girl going in pinched my arm and laughed. She ran inside and
disappeared among the crowd. Out in the open, the cool of midnight washed over
me. Young ...
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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