Paul Farmer has a keen sense of the tendency to portray
Haitians as helpless victims. This is well evident in his poignant
chronicle of the year that began with the January 2010 earthquake.
Six months after the quake
After a five-month absence, parts of Port-au-Prince looked marginally better than when I had last seen the city in February. At least some debris from the January 12 earthquake had been removed. But generally, the city seemed at a standstill.