Thursday, August 12, 2010

Leah Gordon ||| Kanaval: Vodou, Politics And Revolution On The Streets Of Haiti Book

Compelling book featuring photographs by Leah Gordon of Haiti's street festivals, known as Kanaval. Gordon photographed all aspects of Haiti's street culture, where elements of vodou, sex, death, and revolution to create a kind of street theater during the celebrations. In addition to the photographs, the book includes oral histories and essays from Madison Smartt Bell, Don Cosentino, Myron Beasley, Richard Fleming and Kathy Smith. It's an excellent and fascinating look into a culture that most people outside of Haiti aren't even aware of. Soft cover, 192 pages, measures 11.2 x 9 x 0.9 inches.

Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti by Leah Gordon (Soul Jazz Publishing, £19.99) is an extraordinary new collection of photographs, which charts Haitain history through its street carnival.

Buy 'Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti' by Leah Gordon from Telegraph Books or call 0844 873 0316

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