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A Wedding in Haiti Photo Gallery

Color Photograph from the book A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez -- photo by Julia Alvarez

ONE: Going to Piti's Wedding in Haiti: second photo on page 124

The light-skinned retail crew at Louisa's casave stand (previous photo) and the dark-skinned Haitian guayando la yuca, the thankless task of grinding the yuca root. Division of labor according to nationality and race. So close to the border, and recalling the 1937 massacre, I had a sad, hopeless feeling that history had not progressed much at all.

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A Wedding in Haiti: The Story of a Friendship, a book of nonfiction by Julia Alvarez, available now in hardcover and paperback -- click for book summary
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These photographs were published in:

A Wedding in Haiti
by Julia Alvarez

(Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, April 2012)
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