The Heart of Haiti

by Baldeck, Andrea
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ISBN: 9781931707855

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More than two centuries since enslaved laborers of West African descent evicted French colonials from Haiti's troubled republic, the lot of rural Haitians has changed little. Life is tied to the exhausted land, worked with a hoe to the cycle of seasons. Inhabitants in the Artibonite Valley, who survive on subsistence forms, live with dignity in the face of deprivation, and find solace in a spiritual synthesis of voudoun and Christianity. Andrea Baldeck came to know this world as a volunteer physician at the Valley's H pital Albert Schweitzer during the 19080s, returning as a photographer in the mid-'90s. Her images reveal hope, resignation, forbearance, pride, strength, and love. These unforgettable portraits are mediated only by trenchant Creole proverbs, a distillation of the Haitian experience.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Author: Baldeck, Andrea
  • ISBN: 9781931707855
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 11.30 x 0.70
  • Number Of Pages: 112
  • Publication Year: 2005

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