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Title Lavil : life, love, and death in Port-au-Prince / edited by Peter Orner and Evan Lyon ; foreword by Edwidge Danticat.

Publication Info. New York : Voice of Witness, Verso Books, [2017]
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  972.94 LAV    AVAILABLE
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Description 336 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Series Voice of witness.
Summary Half a dozen years after the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck Haiti, the island nation remains in crisis, but the international community no longer seems interested. This immersive and engrossing book, based on five years of research and scores of interviews translated from Haitian Kreyol, gives voice to the continuing struggle of Haitian people to reconstruct their nation from the devastation of the earthquake, and from many decades of political and economic disaster. The earthquake killed more than 200,000, rendered more than a million and a half homeless, and wiped out what little infrastructure existed in the country. But prior to the quake, half the country was illiterate and two-thirds of Haitians lived in poverty. This book makes clear the long genesis of the ongoing crisis and illuminates the depths of the continuing problems, and does so through some of the most marginal and least-heard people in the world.
Subject Port-au-Prince (Haiti) -- Biography.
Port-au-Prince (Haiti) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Port-au-Prince (Haiti) -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Haiti Earthquake, Haiti, 2010 -- Personal narratives.
Interviews -- Haiti -- Port-au-Prince.
Haiti -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Haiti -- Biography.
Added Author Orner, Peter, editor.
Lyon, Evan, editor.
Voice of Witness (Organization), sponsoring body.
Added Title Life, love, and death in Port-au-Prince
ISBN 9781784786823 (alk. paper)
1784786829 (alk. paper)
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