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Bonjour Blanc: A Journey Through Haiti
Bonjour Blanc A Journey Through Haiti
Author: Ian Thomson
ISBN-13: 9780099452157
ISBN-10: 0099452154
Publication Date: 5/6/2004
Pages: 416

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Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Thompson does a fantastic job covering a nation difficult for most outsiders to understand. Lots of historical details, presented in context to the places he's visiting (situation encountered), so that it's rarely dry or overwhelming; he goes off the beaten path often for stories in such remote areas even Haitians are daunted by his plans. Those reading the book for voodoo details might be somewhat disappointed - Thomson does get an entry to that "scene", though near the end, in basically one chapter. On the other hand, he does meet a zombie, doing a terrific job of explaining the background details of that "phenomenon". Highly recommended.