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Farewell, Fred Voodoo An Account Of A Long, Painful, Ecstatic Unreciprocated Affair With A Country That Has Long Fascinated The World The Rainy Season, Amy Wilentz S Award Winning 1989 Portrait Of Haiti After The Fall Of Jean Claude Duvalier, Was Praised In The NY Times Book Review As A Remarkable Account Of A Journalist S Transformation By Her Subject In Her Relationship With The Country Since Then, She S Witnessed Than One Magical Transformation Now, With Farewell, Fred Voodoo, She Portrays The Extraordinary People Living In This Stark Place She Traces The Country S History From Its Slave Plantations Thru Its Turbulent Revolutionary History, Its Kick Up The Dirt Guerrilla Movements, Its Totalitarian Dynasty That Ruled For Decades Its Long, Troubled Relationship With The USA Yet Thru A History Of Hardship Shines Haiti S Creative Culture Its African Traditions, French Inheritance Uncanny Resilience, A Strength Often Confused With Resignation Haiti Emerged From The 2010 Earthquake Like A Powerful Spirit This Book Describes The Country S Day To Day Struggle Its Relationship To Outsiders Who Come To Help Out There Are Human Rights Reporters Gone Awry, Movie Stars Turned Aid Workers, Priests Musicians Running For President, Doctors Turned Diplomats A Former US President Works As A House Builder Voodoo Priests Try To Control Elections A Foreign Correspondent On A Simple Story Becomes Over Time A Lover Of Haiti, Pursuing The Essence Of This Beautiful, Confounding Land Into Its Darkest Brightest Corners Farewell, Fred Voodoo Is A Spiritual Journey Into The Heart Of The Human Soul Haiti Has Found An Author Of Astonishing Wit, Sympathy Eloquence.


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10 thoughts on “Farewell, Fred Voodoo

  1. says:

    A week after the Haitian earthquake of 2010, I came across this American guy setting up relief packs on a little folding table, by what used to be a street corner in a levelled part of Port au Prince He d come on behalf of some church group back in I think Murfreesboro, TN, and he was putting together these little packs made up of bottled water, pasta, iodine tablets, dried fruit Laying them out on the table A line of Haitians was starting to form in front of him, waiting for the packs to be A week after the Haitian earthquake of 2010, I came across this American guy setting up relief packs on a little folding table, by what used to be a street corner in a levelled part of Port au Prince He d come on behalf of some church group back in I think Murfreesboro, TN, and h...


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    Although I eagerly devoured Amy Wilentz s new book Farewell, Fred Voodoo, it sometimes seemed antithetical One chapter espoused a certain tenet and then just a few chapters later she stated just the opposite.For example, much of the book is spent detailing the miraculous work of Dr Megan Coffee, who flew to Haiti after the earthquake and practices medicine on a volunteer basis with a TB ward in Port au Prince Yet towards the end of the book Wilentz admits that some of the best private hospi Although I eagerly devoured Amy Wilentz s new book Farewell, Fred Voodoo, it sometimes seemed antithetical One chapter espoused a certain tenet and then just a few chapters later she stated just the opposite.For example, much of the book is spent detailing the miraculous work of Dr Megan Coffee, who flew to Haiti after the earthqua...


  3. says:

    I had started Farewell, Fred Voodoo before the trip, so it was the only book I took with me in physical book format I finished it shortly after we landed, despite having watched a stupid Hollywood film on the plane, a long standing flight policy of mine that goes something like this I will never pay to watch this horrendous film that has nothing to do with reality and has molded some true story under the iron hammer of Hollywood formula into a hollow nothing, unless I am on a plane and it is I had started Farewell, Fred Voodoo before the trip, so it was the only book I took with me in physical book format I finished it shortly after we landed, despite having watched a stupid Hollywood film on the plane, a long standing flight policy of mine that goes something like this I will never pay to watch this horrendous film that has nothing to do with reality and has molded some true story under the iron hammer of Hollywood formula into a hollow nothing, unless I am on a plane and it is right there and it s free Clearly, it is a policy that I need to quit, but, alas, not this time.The flight, being a February flight taking off in the middle of a snow storm at JFK to the Caribbean, was full of well to do white people, except, of course, one of the flight attendants, who had an accent that placed her somewhere in the Caribbean, but not exactly our destination So there we were, on an almost...


  4. says:

    I am, either the best, or perhaps the worst sort of reader for this book, knowing virtually nothing about Haiti and her history, but my interest was piqued by Pooja Bhatia s review here Amy Wilentz is a journalist with an extensive background covering Haiti and the author of a well received previous work ably reviewed with an illuminating thread here If reality, as Nabokov writes somewhere, can only be constructed through a series of approaches my math background cries out to infinity , Wil I am, either the best, or perhaps the worst sort of reader for this book, knowing virtually nothing about Haiti and her history, but my interest was piqued by Pooja Bhatia s review here Amy Wilentz is a journalist with an extensive background covering Haiti and the author of a well received previous work ably reviewed with an illuminating thread here If reality, as Nabokov writes somewhere, can only be constructed through a series of approaches my math background cries out to infinity , Wilentz s book is a series of conscious steps f...


  5. says:

    As always seems to be the case, I received this book courtesy of a GoodReads giveaway Despite that kind consideration my candid thoughts reside comfortably below.The first thing to make absolutely clear about this book is that I was rather surprised to find it in the Travel Guides section ofI imagine a travel guide as a book that suggests you absolutely MUST see X but don t go to Y or you won t come back but that s clearly not the focus of this book There are no lavish photographs As always seems to be the case, I received this book courtesy of a GoodReads giveaway Despite that kind consideration my candid thoughts reside comfortably below.The first thing to make absolutely clear about this book is that I was rather surprised to find it in the Travel Guides section ofI imagine a travel guide as a book that suggests you absolutely MUST see X but don t go to Y or you won t come back but that s clearly not the focus of this book There are no lavish photographs of tourist attractions or lists of grand local restaurants This is a book about the heart, soul and sometimes viscera of a country in turmoil from the viewpoint of someone who has spent quite a bit of time there The author s view of the nation of Haiti is one you get after years there, not the one you see in a two week vacation.Through our author s eyes we see the nuts and ...


  6. says:

    Not as impressive as her previous The Rainy Season, a survey of Haitian history and politics after the fall of Baby Doc, this Letter is a rather scattershot, impressionistic view of the country after the earthquake and subsequent cholera epidemic Insofar as it has a point other than giving a sense of the place and its people the book touches upon broader themes of third world underdevelopment and first world exploitation of same, often in the guise of aid.Personally, my stepbrother being Not as impressive as her previous The Rainy Season, a survey of Haitian history and politics after the fall of Baby Doc, this Letter is a rather scattershot, impressionistic view of the country after the earthquake and subsequent cholera epidemic Insofar as it has a point other than giving a sense of the place and its ...


  7. says:

    This is the second book by Amy Wilentz that I read before my trip to Haiti This one hasof a personal memoir with less of a journalistic flavor Amy also seemspessimistic and jaded in this write up than in The Rainy Season , and who can blame her After 20 years of traveling to and writing about Haiti, it s no wonder she s critical In a way I found it refreshing.This is predominately focused on Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country It s almost written like a This is the second book by Amy Wilentz that I read before my trip to Haiti This one hasof a personal memoir with less of a journalistic flavor Amy also seemspessimistic and jaded in this write up than in The Rainy Season , and who can blame her After 20 years of traveling to and writing about Haiti, it s no wonder she s critical In a way I found it refreshing.This is predominately focused on Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that de...


  8. says:

    Don t waste your money on this book full of cliches while hypocritically claiming that it wants to depart from them This is a clever glorification of the White Savior Industrial complex Refer to Karen s review under Community Review for the summary of all the things wrong with this book.


  9. says:

    This is a series of essays anecdotes, reflections, pensees about Haiti The writer has been visiting Haiti for 20 years and has written about it extensively in a voice, from a perspective that is thoughtful and self consciously ignorant She is an outsider.Haiti is utterly fascinating It s not African It s not Caribbean It s not European It s certainly not American It s all of these, but none of them, either It s a life unique unto itself, intimately involved with death and destructi This is a series of essays anecdotes, reflections, pensees about Haiti The writer has been visiting Haiti for 20 years and has written about it extensively in a voice, from a perspective that is thoughtful and self consciously ignorant She is an outsider.Haiti is utterly fascinating It s not African It s not Caribbean It s not European It s certainly not American It s all of these, but none of them, either It s...


  10. says:

    Upon winning a copy of Farewell, Fred Voodoo and reading it s summary, my first thought was, Oy,White people writing about POC instead of letting them tell their own stories I don t regret that reaction because, frankly, I m positive Ms Wilentz would have thought it as well In addition to Haitian history specifically the slave revolt , Farewell focuses on the recent and destructive earthquake and the ways in which foreign aid organizations have swarmed in and, in many cases, made the Upon winning a copy of Farewell, Fred Voodoo and reading it s summary, my first thought was, Oy,White people writing about POC instead of letting them tell their own stories I don t regret that reaction because, frankl...


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