Epilogue: Haiti

  • Peter Marina


Two large cows lie dead just outside a Vodou temple in the backyard of a neighborhood shack about 10 kilometers from Port-au-Prince in the small village of Bon Repos. A man hacks away at their body parts over blood-drenched concrete near piles of guts and intestine. The villagers stand in place staring at me strangely as I walk toward the houngan, or Vodou male priest, sitting in front of the ounfó, or Vodou temple. The temple is the size of a large garage with a mud floor and displays props and background music that provide a festive, even family-oriented, atmosphere.


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  • Peter Marina
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  1. 1.University of Wisconsin - La CrosseLa CrosseUSA

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