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In the Parish of the Poor: Writings from Haiti

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The former president of Haiti's writings and sermons on the harsh reality and stubborn hope of the people of Haiti.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published September 1st 1990 by Orbis Books
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Though liberation theologian Jean-Bertrand Aristide is a controversial figure, especially among the non-rural populations of Haiti, this book (which is translated by Amy Wilentz) is a very interesting insight into the foundations of Aristides beliefs. It's not as if what he is saying is false, that Haiti is not characterized by harsh class division with the majority of the population living in squalor. I suppose this controversy will continue but that being said-a lot of the writing is beautiful ...more
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Born in Port-Salut, he was educated at the College Notre Dame in Cap-Haïtien, graduating w/honors in '74. He did a novitiate in La Vega, Dominican Republic before returning to Haiti to study philosophy at the Grand Seminaire Notre Dame & psychology at the State University. Completing postgraduate work in '79, he studied in Italy & Israel. He returned to Haiti in '83 for Salesian ordination & was a ...more

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