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Pooja Bhatia: What Happened to Haiti, 23 May 2013

The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster 
by Jonathan Katz.
Palgrave Macmillan, 320 pp., £16.99, January 2013, 978 0 230 34187 6
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Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti 
by Amy Wilentz.
Simon and Schuster, 329 pp., £18, January 2013, 978 1 4516 4397 8
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... knew who was in charge. On a good number of the three hundred pages of Farewell, Fred Voodoo, Amy Wilentz questions the entire enterprise of foreigners writing about Haiti. When the earthquake struck, she had been writing on and off about the island for nearly a quarter of a century. She spoke Creole and had had friends there for almost half her ...


Pooja Bhatia: Aristide’s Brain, 8 March 2012

... to burn the place down. Aristide was hustled to the church’s residence. There, according to Amy Wilentz in her chronicle of Aristide’s rise to power, The Rainy Season, the assailants found him, stripped him to his vest in a farcical search for weapons, and held their guns to his heart. Then at the last minute, they desisted. No one, ...

American Breakdown

David Bromwich, 2 August 2018

... US and Israeli press, but it has been emphasised by only a few journalists, including Peter Stone, Amy Wilentz and Philip Weiss. Whatever the malignity of Putin’s design, he will never equal the success of Netanyahu’s speeches to Congress in 2011 and 2015, which received a combined total of 55 standing ovations. Yet any American half-persuaded to try ...

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