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Rubble Nation: Haiti's Pain, Haiti's Promise
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Rubble Nation

Haiti's Pain, Haiti's Promise

Chris Herlinger and Paul Jeffrey

List Price: $25.00

PAPERBACK , 160 , 7 x 10

  • Oct/2010
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-59627-228-6
  • As in their previous book, Where Mercy Fails: Darfur’s Struggleto Survive, Chris Herlinger and Paul Jeffrey fuse narrative and photographs to put a human face on the massive suffering that Haiti has experienced and continues to experience since the earthquake in January 2010.
  • A subject of special interest in the Episcopal Church, which is committed to rebuilding the church in Haiti
  • A work of photo-journalism that gives immediacy to the story of the ongoing catastrophe in Haiti. There is a 72-page color insert

Chris’s text tells the story of post-quake Haiti through interviews with
Haitian citizens and aid managers. Each interview adds a layer to our
understanding of the suffering of the people and of the heroic efforts
to ameliorate that suffering. The narrative is set in the context of the
country’s history and the Haitian government’s effort to repair and
rebuild their nation. Paul’s photographs capture images not only of
individuals struggling to survive, but also of the innate dignity and
generosity that arises in the midst of the struggle.

Questions for discussion are included in the book along with an interview with the authors.


Chris Herlinger, a writer with Church World Service, is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Christian Century, National Catholic Reporter, and Harvard Divinity Bulletin. He lives in New York City.
Paul Jeffrey is a United Methodist missionary and photojournalist. He lived in Latin America for two decades and has filed stories and images from more than 65 countries around the world. He lives in Oregon.

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