The author and journalist Amy Wilentz visits the Aloud series to read from and discuss her new book, Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti.
From the Aloud website:
Veteran journalist Wilentz, a passionate longtime observer of Haiti, reports on the uncanny resilience of the confounding country that emerged from the dust of the 2010 earthquake like a powerful spirit. She looks back and forward--at Haiti's slave plantations, revolutionary history, its totalitarian regimes and its profound creative culture. Populated with rock stars and Voodoo priests, heartbreak and magic, her brilliant storytelling brings to life a place like nowhere in the world.Wilentz will be joined in conversation by Jon Wiener, an author and history professor at UC Irvine.
Photo by Steve Zylius.