Pooja Bhatia has written on Haiti for The New York Times, The Economist, and other publications. She lived in Haiti from 2007 to 2011 and now writes for Ozy, a digital magazine. (December 2013)


A Child of the Haitian Shore

Edwidge Danticat, Rome, June 2013

Claire of the Sea Light

by Edwidge Danticat
Nozias Faustin, a fisherman and widower in a Haitian village, has a dilemma. He loves his seven-year-old daughter, Claire, and therefore believes he should give her away. Especially if the town’s fabric vendor, Gaëlle Lavaud, will finally take her. Madame Lavaud is rich and has what Nozias hopes is a …