Through a series of personal journeys, interwoven with scenes from the country's past, Amy Wilentz documents her arrival in Haiti in 1986, days before the ousting of Haiti's President for Life, Jean-Claude Duvalier, and shows how the hope of change turned to disappointment when liberation led to chaos and stagnation. In Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, Wilentz leads the reader through the streets, bustling by day, and by night filled with gunfire and burning tyres. She explores the countryside where young soldiers control road-blocks and farmers struggle to survive, and where belief in voodoo, the peasants' religion, is as strong as ever. Wilentz offers portraits of today's Haitians - Father Aristide the rebel priest and spiritual force behind the opposition, the various military-backed leaders, the wild children who roam the streets, the State Department men, the Christian missionaries, and the international press corps who jet in for each coup. Amy Wilentz has written articles on Haiti for "The Village Voice", "The Nation", "Grand Street" and "Newsday".
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Amy Wilentz is an award-winning former Jerusalem correspondent for The New Yorker and a long-time contributing editor at The Nation magazine. She has written for The New Yorker and The Nation, as well as for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Conde Nast Traveler. She is the author of a novel and a book about life in California. She is a professor in the Literary Journalism program at the University of California at Irvine.
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Book Description U.K / Vintage, 1994. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. 1st Edition. With a sub-title of 'Haiti Since Duvalier'. A personal account of Haiti from 1986. The author leads the reader through the world of Haiti and its people, both those who are corrupt and those who struggle each day against corruption. A paperback copy in fair condition-spine damaged, with no damage to the text. (427 pages). Bookseller Inventory # 793
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Book Description Vintage, London Etc, 1994. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Good Plus*. Second Edtn: First Vintage Edtn. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. pp 427. *This copy has been given a good plus rating rather than VG because previous owner has excised name leaving a rectangular loss of paper at top of ffep. It is clean & tight with yellowed exterior page edges. 'When amy Wilentz arrived in Haiti in 1986, days before the ousting of the President for Life Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, she found a country electric with expectation of change. But hope turned into disappointment when liberation turned not to reform, but to chaos and stagnation. Through a series of personal journeys, interwoven with scenes from Haiti's extraordinary past, Wilentz brings to life a turbulent and fascinating country and offers a vivid portrait of Jean-Batrand Aristide - then a rebel priest and the spiritual foece behind the opposition, now Haiti's President in exile. In her new introduction she brings us right up-to-date on the events of the recent past.', Bookseller Inventory # 1008478
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