Topic Tag: Papa Doc

Immerse, Arts and Architecture, People

Jean-Ulrick Désert: look and look again | Closeup

Born in Haiti, currently based in Berlin, Jean-Ulrick Désert may be a citizen of the world — but his ideas are shaped by his Caribbean roots. A kind of discomfort that makes you look closer is key to this artist’s work, writes Andre Bagoo

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Engage, History, Haiti

“Papa Doc” Duvalier: When the bogeyman is real | On this day

Sixty years ago, Haitian dictator “Papa Doc” Duvalier set up a fearsome paramilitary corps to dispatch political opposition. James Ferguson looks back at the sinister history of the Tontons Macoutes

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Immerse, Culture, Travel, Lifestyle

Nordic routes

Last year, I visited Scandinavia for the first time. I was there for a curatorial residency at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, just outside...

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Culture, Literature, Lifestyle, People, Haiti

Edwidge Danticat: finding her way home

I have never met Edwidge Danticat in person. Until I interviewed her a few months ago, any knowledge I had of her came from her fiction,...

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Culture, Sports, Haiti

The nil of victory: how Haiti won the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup

Here’s a riddle: how do you win a football cup without winning the final? It happened to a Haitian team in 1963, when they won that...

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Culture, Literature, Haiti

Ian Thomson: Hooked on Haiti

Ian Thomson arrived for an interview on a wet November Sunday, with a knapsack on his back. His book on Haiti, Bonjour Blanc, had recently...

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Culture, Literature, Arts, Haiti

The Nightmare Republic

Few novels have captured the atmosphere of a place quite as powerfully as Graham Greene’s The Comedians (1966). The place in question is...

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