[Blackstudies-l] Forthcoming/ Haiti Will Not Perish: A Recent History

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lisaparavisini posted: " Haiti Will Not Perish: A Recent
History [Paperback ] by Michael Deibert The world’s first independent black
republic, Haiti was forged in the fire of history’s only successful slave
revolution. Yet more than two hundred years later, the full promise "
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*Haiti Will Not Perish: A Recent History [Paperback ]*
by Michael Deibert
<http://www.amazon.com/Michael-Deibert/e/B001JRWIZ8/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1>

The world’s first independent black republic, Haiti was forged in the fire
of history’s only successful slave revolution. Yet more than two hundred
years later, the full promise of the revolution—a free country and a free
people—remains unfulfilled. Home for more than a decade to one of the
world’s largest UN peacekeeping forces, Haiti has a tumultuous political
culture—buffeted by coups and armed political partisans—that combined with
economic inequality and environmental degradation, created immense
difficulties even before a devastating earthquake leveled the capital of
Port-au-Prince in 2010, killing tens of thousands of people.
This grim tale, however, is not the whole story. In this moving and
detailed history, Michael Deibert, who has spent two decades reporting on
Haiti, chronicles the heroic struggles of Haitians to build their
longed-for country in the face of overwhelming odds. Based on years of
interviews with Haitian political leaders, international diplomats, peasant
advocates, gang leaders, and hundreds of ordinary Haitians, Deibert’s book
provides a vivid, complex, and challenging analysis of Haiti’s recent
history.

*Michael Deibert*'s writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Washington
Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Miami Herald, Le Monde diplomatique,
Folha de São Paulo and the World Policy Journal, among other venues. He has
been a featured commentator on international affairs on the BBC, Al
Jazeera, Channel 4, France 24, National Public Radio, WNYC New York Public
Radio and KPFK Pacifica Radio.

His book *In the Shadow of Saint Death: The Gulf Cartel, and the Price of
America's Drug War in Mexico *(Lyons Press 2014), has been described by
National Book Award finalist Ben Fountain as "an extraordinary book cuts
through the politics and propaganda, straight to the heart of the matter -
the lives lost, the profits reaped, and the vast systems on both sides of
the border that keep the whole bloody business going," and by Alfredo
Corchado, author of *Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a
Country's Descent into Darkness*, as "a remarkable chronicle of a cartel's
rise and a country's fall."

Deibert's previous book, *The Democratic Republic of Congo: Between Hope
and Despair*, published in 2013 by Zed Books in cooperation with the Royal
African Society, the International African Institute and the World Peace
Foundation. It has been praised by the Guardian as "a scrupulously
researched reminder of how this corner of the world became so wretched, and
of the multiple actors responsible," and by the London School of Economics
as"an essential read for those of us interested in wider postcolonial
worlds and the historical fragments of local, regional and global contexts
that intersect and link huge parts of the planet together."

His first book, *Notes from the Last Testament: The Struggle for Haiti *(Seven
Stories Press, 2005), was praised by the Miami Herald as "a powerfully
documented exposé" and by the San Antonio Express-News as "a compelling mix
of reportage, memoir and social criticism."
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