Amy Wilentz: Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti
January 10, 2013•28 min
Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti is journalist Amy Wilentz's admiring and sober portrait of post-earthquake Haiti. All too aware of her own status as a foreigner, Wilentz is more interested in what it means for her to be an outsider than she is in fashioning herself a beneficent aid worker. As efforts to rebuild Haiti in the wake of the 2010 disaster are still underway, Wilentz talks about literary journalism, being a catastrophist, and the perils of good-hearted impulses.