HAITI READING LIST

Allende, Isabel (2010). Island Beneath the Sea.  Historical fiction that goes back to the 1700s. 

Reading List Haiti - Go Give YogaAlvarez, Julia (2012). A Wedding in Haiti. Dominican-born author’s relationship with a young Haitian boy.

Danticat, Edwidge (1994). Breath, Eyes, Memory.

(1998). The Farming of Bones. Haitian-born author ‘s fictional account of the Dominican Republic’s persecution of Haitians in the 1930s.


(2001). Butterfly’s Way: Voices of the Haitian Diaspora. See especially Babette Wainright’s “Do Something for Your Soul, Go to Haiti,” which originally was published as “Fencing in the People” and is available on the internet in its original version.


Donnelly, John (2012). A Twist of Faith: An American Christian's Quest to Help Orphans in Africa.  Cautionary tale about how being well-meaning doesn’t always bridge the cultural gap.


Farmer, Paul (2011). Haiti: After the earthquake.


Kidder, Tracy (2003). Mountains Beyond Mountains. How Dr. Paul Farmer founded Partners in Health.


Schwartz, Timothy T. (2006), Travesty In Haiti: A true account of Christian missions, orphanages, fraud, food aid and drug trafficking.


Amy Willentz, Farewell, Fred Voodoo

Jonathan M. Katz
, The Big Truck That Went By

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