The Forum for Scholars and Publics hosted a discussion with Amy Wilentz about her book, Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti. Farewell, Fred Voodoo is a powerful and personal meditation on the history of Haiti and the history of its representation, based on decades of writing and reporting about the country. Wilentz’s work as a journalist and writer on Haiti as well as in the Middle East and other regions raises broad issues about the relationship between media, culture, and politics in the contemporary world. Read the New York Time‘s review here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/books/review/farewell-fred-voodoo-by-amy-wilentz.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0.
Listen to Amy Wilentz on WUNC’s The State of Things: Haiti Four Years Later: A Journalist’s Perspective.