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Voodoo Journal : Dispatches from a Haitian Grave (Paperback) (Don Lajoie)
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Some stories insist on being told. In his first published book, award-winning Post Media journalist Don Lajoie gives readers a gripping and unapologetically honest recounting of his experiences as an award—winning journalist in Haiti. Lajoie has hundreds of stories accumulated over his many years of work, and delights in leading the reader confidently though the dichotomy of the country, its garbage-lined streets, the devastating earthquake of 2010, the rich and diverse traditions of Voodoo, Haiti's ground-breaking architecture, its thriving music scene, and its multifaceted history. From the dramatic to the mundane, Lajoie (former Windsor Star reporter) tackles aspects of Haitian life rarely seen. His eye is prescient, combining awe and humour with a very real respect for the Haitian people and the land they cherish. At the heart of the book is a reflection of faith, death, and the degradation plus redemption of humanity.
This is a book about social justice, human rights, poverty, and human dignity.
Illustrated with photographs.