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A World of Its Own: Farewell Fred Voodoo reviewed by Ben Fountain

“As Wilentz says of the American doctor Megan Coffee, ‘She lets Haiti teach her how to deal with Haiti.’ The Dr. Coffees of the world never stop learning; it’s this ‘continuous engagement’ that makes decency possible, the commitment demonstrated by Dr. Coffee’s spaghetti rounds, Sabina Carlson’s long residence in the Cité Soleil shantytown and Sean Penn’s fund-raising travels through Latin America on behalf of the Haitian government.”