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Book: BibTeX citation key:  Wilentz2013
AMY WILENTZ. 2013. Farewell, Fred Voodoo. Simon & Schuster No. pages: xviii, 331.
Added by: sashi 2017-01-14 03:28:05    Last edited by: sashi 2017-01-14 03:29:10
Categories: history, literature
Keywords: culture, earthquake, Haiti, voodoo
Creators: Wilentz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Since her book Rainy Season, Haiti Then and Now, Wilentz has returned to Haiti many times, and this book chronicles her trips after the earthquake.

Her discussion of how Sean Penn was used by the local elite as a useful idiot (in convincing people to move off of a shelter erected on a golf course to a desolate one north of Port au Prince in Corail) is fascinating, because of the role of Gerard-Emile Brun in this decision. (Katz (presumably in the Big Truck that Went By) says that the consortium Brun headed was in negotiations with SAE-a global concerning the Corail-Cesselesse property as a potential development site at the same time he was put in charge of the relocation effort by René Préval). (pp. 112-113)

Compare Wilentz' treatment of "restavek" with that of Dady Chery.
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