Why the Cocks Fight

Why the Cocks Fight

Like two roosters in a fighting arena, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are encircled by barriers of geography and poverty. They co-inhabit the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, but their histories are as deeply divided as their cultures: one French-speaking and black, one Spanish-speaking and mulatto. Yet, despite their antagonism, the two countries share a national symbol in the rooster--and a fundamental activity and favorite sport in the cockfight. In this book,… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 08, 2014)

Collection: Hill and Wang

Language: English


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