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Amy Wilentz's Love Letter to Haiti


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A man prays during a memorial service in memory of the tens of thousands killed and buried in the mass grave at Titanyen on January 11, 2011 on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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A man prays during a memorial service in memory of the tens of thousands killed and buried in the mass grave at Titanyen on January 11, 2011 on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Journalist Amy Wilentz has written about Haiti for 25 years -- but when she visited just weeks after the 2010 earthquake, she hardly recognized the country. Yet amid the devastation and signs of corruption, she says she also felt Haiti's determined resilience and vibrant culture shine through. Her latest book, "Farewell, Fred Voodoo," is a love letter to Haiti and its people, who she says are still undiminished by Haiti's many challenges.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Amy Wilentz, journalist, author of "Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti" and teacher of journalism at UC Irvine

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