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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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French Artist & Legend CharlElie Couture in New York City

New York, N.Y.  We first met French Contemporary Artist CharlElie Couture at the French Embassy in New York for the Wynton Marsalis ceremony in the fall of 2009. He impressed John Lee and me as a tremendous thought leader in the arts – as well as a very global citizen. We wanted to learn more about this legendary singer, […]

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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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