Farmer, Paul . 2011. Haiti After the Earthquake. New York: Public Affairs. 456 pages. Second section edited by Abbey gardner and Cassia Van Der Hoof Holstein.
Harvard Professor Paul Farmer has been one of the best-known and most influential people writing on Haiti for a number of years. In his roles as physician, anthropologist, and Special Envoy for the United Nations, for decades he has engaged with Haitian people and world leaders to find solutions to Haiti’s multitude of problems.
This new book seeks to explain why the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on the 12th January, 2010, was so catastrophic, and to bear witness to the efforts of Haitians and the international community to ‘build back better’.