Jovenel Moïse is a dictator at this point...

NanSanPedro

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Ok - I have finished Part1 - first 8 chapters .

I perhaps made a mistake in buying the Kindle edition but I simply can not afford a house big enough for the library I would have were I to buy all the books I buy.. my kindle has about 400 titles on it... ANYWAY - for others who are going to start the book - A

ND WHY DON:T WE ALL START THE TRILOGY? We, here, on the Haiti forum? Would be a great book club!
But - here is the thing - it has taken me through the first 8 chapters to understand that there MUST be a glossary? Which, of course, there is - called something like the "Devil's Other Dictionary" - at the end (which would have been an easy find in an actual book).

Plus - I do wonder how a TOTAL Haitian newbie will fare with this? With no understanding of voodoo? The book won lots of awards as a novel - yet for those who are really seeking an understanding it all? Might be a bit rough going. I already had a lot of the vocabulary - yada/petro/peristyle/hougan/mambo - lots of the loa - as well as the basic concepts and how the religion "works" - but for those with none?

Well, I will never have an answer unless the DR1 Haiti Forum Book Club takes up the challenge - Starting with "All Soul's Rising" -https://h-france.net/fffh/maybe-missed/madison-smartt-bells-haitian-revolution-trilogy/

To End my First Thought - if you get this book - READ THE GLOSSARY FIRST!

Who is in?
Annie, is the link you provided for the whole book?
 

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Annie, is the link you provided for the whole book?
no - the link is only a book review
the book is only book one of a trilogy - I am only at the beginning - so not going to suggest that we go through All Three Books - but this first one was the major prize winner....


You will find used copies for sale on Amazon. I like to buy new copies from living authors if I can afford them so that they will get the royalties.. making $$ from writing is Not Easy!
 
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no - the link is only a book review
the book is only book one of a trilogy - I am only at the beginning - so not going to suggest that we go through All Three Books - but this first one was the major prize winner....


You will find used copies for sale on Amazon. I like to buy new copies from living authors if I can afford them so that they will get the royalties.. making $$ from writing is Not Easy!
I bought (ordered it on line in theDR for del.in NY) for $7 used including shipping.
 

NanSanPedro

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no - the link is only a book review
the book is only book one of a trilogy - I am only at the beginning - so not going to suggest that we go through All Three Books - but this first one was the major prize winner....


You will find used copies for sale on Amazon. I like to buy new copies from living authors if I can afford them so that they will get the royalties.. making $$ from writing is Not Easy!

Thanks Annie, I should get it sometime in April.
 
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