Farewell, Fred Voodoo

Farewell, Fred Voodoo

A Letter From Haiti

Book - 2013
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Describes the author's long and painful relationship with Haiti before and after the 2010 earthquake, tracing the country's turbulent history and its status as a symbol of human rights activism and social transformation.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451643978
1451643977
Branch Call Number: 972.94 W647f 2013
Characteristics: xiv, 329 p. ; 24 cm

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1tarheel
Jan 28, 2015

Really indescribable, much like Haiti itself. Wilentz writes with balance and compassion while struggling to explain this profoundly broken society (for which, by the way, the US bears much of the blame). A MUST-read for anyone exploring the Caribbean or, frankly, any developing nation.

ChristchurchLib Feb 09, 2014

""Fred Voodoo" is the joking, catch-all name that reporters used to call the man on the street in Haiti. Veteran journalist Amy Wilentz, who's been fascinated by and reporting on the poverty-stricken country for almost 30 years, is happy to say goodbye to that moniker and show readers some of the fascinating individuals she's met, including parents, priests, and presidents. Describing Haiti's turbulent history, and taking a particularly close look at the devastating 2010 earthquake, she provides an unsentimental yet loving look at a troubled land. This "excellent and illuminating" (Los Angeles Times) book is one of five on the short list for the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography; winners will be announced on March 13. For more on post-earthquake Haiti, try Jonathan M. Katz's The Big Truck That Went By." Armchair Travel February 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/65a45623-29d8-4930-a050-7045f18b95cf?postId=fbfe1dbc-f888-4b7d-a453-8350c366f628

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