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excesses of centuries of Catholic Church persecution of the voodoo faithful , an
inquisition in many eras — including that of the U . S . occupation - almost as
vicious and violent as the campaigns against heretics that Europe had known .
He drinks more rum and begins to sing in langage , the ritual language of voodoo
, an eerie sound , so close to Creole and French and Church Latin that you
almost think you can understand it , like a foreign language in a dream . Langage
Black magic is a part of voodoo . For the past century , Haitian intellectuals eager
to legitimize voodoo in the eyes of foreigners and to protect it from attacks by the
Catholic Church have tried to establish an artificial divide between voodoo ...
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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