Haiti Will Not Perish: A Recent History by Michael DeibertHaiti Will Not Perish: A Recent History by Michael Deibert

Haiti Will Not Perish: A Recent History

byMichael Deibert

Hardcover | July 15, 2017

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The world’s first independent black republic, Haiti was forged in the fire of history’s only successful slave revolution. Yet more than two hundred years later, the full promise of the revolution—a free country and a free people—remains unfulfilled. Home for more than a decade to one of the world’s largest UN peacekeeping forces, Haiti has a tumultuous political culture—buffeted by coups and armed political partisans—that combined with economic inequality and environmental degradation, created immense difficulties even before a devastating earthquake leveled the capital of Port-au-Prince in 2010, killing tens of thousands of people.

This grim tale, however, is not the whole story. In this moving and detailed history, Michael Deibert, who has spent two decades reporting on Haiti, chronicles the heroic struggles of Haitians to build their longed-for country in the face of overwhelming odds. Based on years of interviews with Haitian political leaders, international diplomats, peasant advocates, gang leaders, and hundreds of ordinary Haitians, Deibert’s book provides a vivid, complex, and challenging analysis of Haiti’s recent history.
 
Michael Deibert is an author and journalist, whose writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Guardian, and Wall Street Journal, among other publications. He is also the author of Notes from the Last Testament: The Struggle for Haiti.  
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Title:Haiti Will Not Perish: A Recent HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:500 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.5 inPublished:July 15, 2017Publisher:Zed BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1783608633

ISBN - 13:9781783608638

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Map of Haiti
 
Prologue: Storm Clouds
 
1. Istwa (History)
2. Les Blancs Débarquent
3. Operation Baghdad
4. Deceptions and Delusions
5. The Return
6. Give Us Peace or Rest in Peace
7. Uneasy Neighbors
8. Lavi Chè
9. Plots and Revelations
10. Douze Janvier
11. The Republic of NGOs
12. Plague
13. Tèt Kale
14. In the Kingdom of Impunity
15. Open for Business
16. A Disaster Foretold
17. When They Are President, They Will Understand Me
Epilogue
 
Notes
Bibliography
Index
 

Editorial Reviews

“Deibert’s exhaustive reportage gets an edge from his righteous anger on behalf of a people with whom he has a deep and abiding connection. An invaluable sourcebook for the period, and also a riveting read.”