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Haiti after the earthquake / Paul Farmer ; edited by Abbey Gardner and Cassia Van Der Hoof Holstein ; with Joia S. Mukherjee [and others].

Author/creator Farmer, Paul, 1959-
Other author/creatorGardner, Abbey M.
Other author/creatorHoof Holstein, Cassia van der.
Other author/creatorMukherjee, Joia.
Format Book and Print
Edition1st ed.
Publication InfoNew York : PublicAffairs, ©2011.
Descriptionxii, 431 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Nèg Mawon / Joia S. Mukherjee -- Writing about suffering : The catastrophe ; Praxis and policy : the years before the quake ; January 12 and the aftermath ; A history of the present illness ; Into the camps ; From relief to reconstruction (building back better?) ; Reconstruction in the time of cholera ; Looking forward while looking back : lessons from Rwanda ; Epilogue : January 12, 2011 -- Other voices : Art / Catherine Bertrand Farmer -- Women : Lòt bò dlo : the other side of the water / Edwidge Danticat -- Sim pa rele (if I don't shout) / Michèle Montas-Dominique -- Goudou goudou / Nancy Dorsinville -- Mothers and daughters of Haiti / Didi Bertrand Farmer -- Doctors : Humanitarian aid, impartiality, and dirty boots / Louise Ivers -- Lopital jeneral struggles to survive / Evan Lyon -- Doctors in tents / Dubique Kobel -- Those who survived / Naomi Rosenberg -- Humanitarians : First we need taxis / Timothy T. Schwartz -- The official / Jennie Weiss Block -- Building back better / Jéhane Sedky.
Abstract "On January 12, 2010 a massive earthquake laid waste to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people. Within three days, Dr. Paul Farmer arrived in the Haitian capital, along with a team of volunteers, to lend his services to the injured. In this vivid narrative, Farmer describes the incredible suffering--and resilience--that he encountered in Haiti. Having worked in the country for nearly thirty years, he skillfully explores the social issues that made Haiti so vulnerable to the earthquake--the very issues that make it an "unnatural disaster." Complementing his account are stories from other doctors, volunteers, and earthquake survivors. Haiti after the earthquake will both inform and inspire readers to stand with the Haitian people against the profound economic and social injustices that formed the fault line for this disaster"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 361-394) and index.
LCCN 2011014000
ISBN9781586489731 (hardback)
ISBN1586489739 (hardback)
ISBN9781586489748 (e-Book)
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