Thursday, January 13, 2011

Haiti: A Year And A Day - By Edwidge Danticat (The New Yorker)

In the Haitian vodou tradition, it is believed by some that the souls of the newly dead slip into rivers and streams and remain there, under the water, for a year and a day. Then, lured by ritual prayer and song, the souls emerge from the water and the spirits are reborn ... read more

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