Amy Wilentz: Farewell Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti

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book.jpgFarewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti (Simon & Schusster) is journalist Amy Wilentz's admiring and sober portrait of post-earthquake Haiti. All too aware of her own status as a foreigner, Wilentz is more interested in what it means for her to be an outsider than she is in fashioning herself a beneficent aid worker. As efforts to rebuild Haiti in the wake of the 2010 disaster are still underway, Wilentz talks about literary journalism, being a catastrophist, and the perils of good-hearted impulses.



  • Amy Wilentz - contributing editor at the Nation, journalism professor at University of California, Irvine; author of “The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier” and “Farewell” - @amywilentz