Years ago, I had several Haitian friends, and we talked about literature, music and food.
Men also prevail, although not entirely, in the professions of spiritual healer and herbal practitioner.
Just make sure that you harden your fudge before you cut it.
Being both predominantly French Creole-speaking and Black, Haitians tend to face obstacles over and above their status as migrants, which has repeatedly resulted in exclusion from certain types of legal protections and frequent targeting for discrimination by state officials and locals alike.
Until the 1970s, over 80 percent of the population resided in rural areas, and today, over 60 percent continue to live in provincial villages, hamlets, and homesteads scattered across the rural landscape.
Despite their horrible past and complicated present, they know how to value the small things in life.
Aristide was deposed seven months later in a military coup.
In 1804, the last European troops were soundly defeated and driven from the island by a coalition of former slaves and mulattoes.