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ISBN-10: 178360798X
ISBN-13: 9781783607983
Publisher: Zed Books
Publish Date: 07/15/2017
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 5.90" W, 1.20" H

Haiti Will Not Perish: A Recent History

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Overview

The world’s first independent black republic, Haiti was forged in the fire of history’s only successful slave revolution. Yet more than two hundred years later, the full promise of that revolution – a free country and a free people – remains unfulfilled.

Home for more than a decade to one of the world’s largest UN peacekeeping forces, Haiti’s tumultuous political culture – buffeted by coups and armed political partisans – combined with economic inequality and environmental degradation to create immense difficulties even before the devastating 2010 earthquake killed tens of thousands of people.

This grim tale, however, is not the whole story. In this moving and detailed history, Michael Deibert, who has spent two decades reporting on Haiti, chronicles the heroic struggles of Haitians to build their longed-for country in the face of overwhelming odds. Based on hundreds of interviews with Haitian political leaders, international diplomats, peasant advocates and gang leaders, as well as ordinary Haitians, Deibert’s book provides a vivid, complex and challenging analysis of Haiti’s recent history.

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Reviews

"Deibert brings his journalistic eye and deep affection for Haiti to an unflinching and urgently needed work, documenting the political corruption, culture of impunity and international meddling that have plagued this nation over the past two decades." –Carrie Gibson, author of Empire's Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean

"Deibert's exhaustive reportage gets an edge from his righteous anger on behalf of a people with whom he has a deep and abiding connection. An invaluable sourcebook for the period, and also a riveting read." –Madison Smartt Bell, author of All Souls' Rising: A Novel of Haiti

"An engrossing tour through Haiti's extraordinary history of survival. Its great strength is Deibert's sharp ear for Haiti's many voices, for too long muted by a jaundiced media." –Matthew J. Smith, University of the West Indies (Jamaica)

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Details

ISBN-10: 178360798X
ISBN-13: 9781783607983
Publisher: Zed Books
Publish Date: 07/15/2017
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 5.90" W, 1.20" H
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