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Which Publisher in the U.S. will Discover Brilliant Haitian Writer Franketienne?

Brooklyn, NY.  Having only recently discovered Franketienne – in the way that Columbus “discovered” America — I feel like a Johnny Come Lately to the cultural feast.  This brilliant Haitian author and artist is hopefully about to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.  I missed him because this incredible feast has only been served in Creole and French. […]

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Film Shown at U.N. Donor Conference on Collapse of Haiti’s Presidential Palace

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The film “Thirty-Five Long Seconds: Haiti’s Deadly Earthquake” was screened recently as part of the recent Donor’s Conference at the United Nations. The conference, entitled Towards a New Future in Haiti, was hosted by Haitian President Rene Preval, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and U.N. Special Envoy for Haiti Bill Clinton. Pledges from the […]

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Franketienne: Haiti’s First Nobel Laureate – Hopefully

New York, N.Y.  As a cultural area studies graduate, seldom do I feel over my head culturally. Standing in the home of possibly the next Nobel Prize recipient for Literature in Port-au-Prince recently, I found myself way out of my league. One ambassador had cautioned me to “have an intellectual translate” for me. Luckily, when […]

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