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Although this story is a good piece of boost entends to shaping the Haitian Vodou Religion, but I am somewhat feel apalling, that not just for this good story, but because of many stories whether good or bad about Haiti have been written by foreign witers. It is although Haiti have no one born and raised from its native natal land to write story that makes headline and be truthfully told without the need to correspond with the popular views that foreign media have been reported for years.
And, although I didn't know whether the author of this story was white or black, but based on how comfortable the writer felft, easly and openly speak her mind about Haitian vodou, trying to put clarity and even and then her story was on headline in of of the most popular websites, so I knew from that point that the writer couldn't have been Haitian.
If the story was written by a Haitian witer and be listed on of the most poular website, it would have been different. First of all, the story would look similar to the way the U.S. media reporters sound. Second of all, unless report as satified the popular views of foreign media, it would not have been published on the front pages on the most popular websites.
So, the sad point is, a real Haitian writer who is popular would feel doubt about telling truth about Haiti the way a foreign does, without intimidating and trying to make his or her story similar to the U.S. foreign media in order to get attention
Below is part of writer story:
"A bunch of U.S. Marines stationed in Haiti wrote books on what they thought was voodoo. Stories about dolls and the murdering of children. They're all full of lies, but served as a basis for too many films."
Whiteley points out that there is voodoo and there is sorcery, and far too often the two have been confused. She aims to set the record straight with her intriguing firstperson account in the doc.
Whiteley had initially been conscripted to go to Haiti to do a documentary on the work of a Christian medical mission. But she quickly became aware that the Americans were more intent on converting Haitians to Christianity from voodoo.
"I didn't realize just how evangelical Christian this group was until I stayed with them. They spoke so disparagingly about voodoo."
Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Dispelling+misconceptions+about+voodoo/5462051/story.html#ixzz1ZLtYv9iO
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