Prologue: Storm Clouds 1. Istwa (History) 2. Les Blancs Debarquent 3. Operation Baghdad 4. Deceptions and Delusions 5. The Return 6. Give Us Peace or Rest in Peace 7. Uneasy Neighbors 8. Lavi Che 9. Plots and Revelations 10. Douze Janvier 11. The Republic of NGOs 12. Plague 13. Tet 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
A vivid and up-to-the-minute analysis of Haiti's recent history, which overturns the myths and distortions surrounding this so often misunderstood country.
Michael Deibert's writing has appeared in The Guardian, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and Le Monde diplomatique, among others. He has been a featured commentator on international affairs on the BBC, Al Jazeera, Channel 4, France 24, and National Public Radio. He is the author of three books: In the Shadow of Saint Death (2014), The Democratic Republic of Congo (Zed 2013), and Notes from the Last Testament (2005).
Deibert brings his journalistic eye and deep affection for Haiti to
an unflinching and urgently needed work, documenting the political
corruption, culture of impunity and international meddling that
have plagued this nation over the past two decades. * Carrie
Gibson, author of Empire's Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean
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. * Madison Smartt Bell, author of All Souls' Rising: A Novel of Haiti *
An engrossing tour through Haiti's extraordinary history of survival. Its great strength is Deibert's sharp ear for Haiti's many voices, for too long muted by a jaundiced media. * Matthew J. Smith, University of the West Indies (Jamaica) *