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7658: Re: 7647 Quick terminology (fwd)
From: Charles Arthur <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sean Harvey asked:
<In Haiti, what is the name for a person who is employed dragging large
wheelbarrows loaded with cargo from one place to another?>
Answer: they are called 'bouretyes'.
For some details of the life of the bouretyes see the extract on pages 128-9
of 'A Haiti Anthology: Libète' edited by Charles Arthur and Michael Dash,
published in the US by Markus Wiener one year ago, but still available from
Barnes&Noble for example.
The extract originally appeared in the Haitian Information Bureau's "Haiti
Info" in 1994.
Some comments on 'A Haiti Anthology: Libète' :
"This is an extraordinary book, and one that fills a great gap in what's
available...don't wait on this one. It's a must for any household with an
interest in Haiti." - Bob Corbett, Webster University, and moderator of the
Haiti email list.
"'Libète' is a really excellent read...It is a wonderful, necessary and
invaluable addition to the students' reading lists here at the Geography
Department." - David Howard, Oxford University, author of "The Dominican
Republic: In Focus".
"A remarkable collection. The selection is careful, judicious and
enlightening; whoever reads this volume will end up with a sound and rich
general knowledge of the country and its people." - Sidney Mintz, Professor
of Anthropology, John Hopkins University.
"The editors have produced a masterpiece...a book that should be in the
library of every Haiti enthusiast. Warmly recommended." - Bert Van Mulders,
Ayiti Nouvel (quarterly periodical of the Flemish Haiti Work Group).
"An incisive anthology which offers a challenging but well-paved
introduction to the country...Edited skillfully and conscientiously,
"Libète" is a resource which merits being consulted regularly." - Haiti
"This magnificent anthology." - Father John Medcalf, The Tablet (British
"An essential companion for any visitor to Haiti...This immensely readable
collection of short extracts, many by Haitian authors, is breathtaking in
its scope and detail." - Lonely Planet Guide to the Dominican Republic and
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