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Farewell, Fred Voodoo

A Letter From Haiti
Wilentz, Amy (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.
Authors: Wilentz, Amy
Title: Farewell, Fred Voodoo
a letter from Haiti
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
Characteristics: xiv, 329 p. ;,24 cm
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 1451644000
9781451644005
1451644078
9781451644074
1451643977
9781451643978
Statement of Responsibility: Amy Wilentz
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-314) and index
Subject Headings: United States Foreign relations Haiti Haiti Foreign relations United States Haiti Description and travel Haiti History Haiti Earthquake, Haiti, 2010 Wilentz, Amy Travel Haiti
Topical Term: Haiti Earthquake, Haiti, 2010
LCCN: 2012018547
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""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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