Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola
Hill & Wang
Published 1999; paperback 2000
“A complex exploration of the cultural divide between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Wucker . . . weaves together five centuries of tragic conflict with a subtle picture of the island today.” The New York Times
“A marvelous immersion experience in the clash and conciliation of cultures on a small, embattled island next door.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“I have not read so spellbinding a book in a long time.” Alastair Reid
“Richly textured… A powerful cultural analysis.” Kirkus Reviews
“This is a delightful yet disturbingly relevant book; it deeply illuminates the absolute essences of human nature.” Milwaukee Journal SentinelNo tags for this post.