1. HAITI UNCOVERED BOOK REVEALED

    TRAVEL JOURNAL AND COOK BOOK FROM CHEF AND CULINARY CURATOR

    DELECTABLE FOOD ART WITH ORIGINAL HAITIAN RECIPES FOR THE AMERICAN FAMILY
     

    (August 19th, 2014—New York, NEW YORK)Foreword by New York Times bestselling authorEdwidge Dandicat, HAITI UNCOVERED: A Regional Adventure into the Art of Haitian Cuisine by ChefNadege Fleurimond is a culinary coffee table book that embraces every region and tradition of Haiti.HAITI UNCOVERED  will delve into the art of Haitian Cuisine and will bring into focus the beauty of Haiti through its diverse culinary traditions while offering to Haitians and non-Haitians an opportunity to explore and learn. The beautifully bound and illustrated, hard cover book, slated to be released on November 18th, 2014, will present and represent the dishes, recipes and cooking traditions, from all the 10 geographical Departments.

    Fleurimond traveled through multiple cities in Haiti such as Port-Au-Prince, Jacmel , Gonaives, and Cap Haitien among others to absorb and discover the nuances  that are inherit in the rich and diverse culture of Haiti. One of the ways to learn about any background that is often unknown is to get to know it one on one, breaking bread, and learn about the culture through one of the most social and yet intimate way…the food. Fleurimond showcased that through her journey in the diverse provinces of her own country and to find a bit of you through her culinary journey. Manje ya pare” Food is ready!

  2. Tensions rise in Haiti after court orders Aristide to testify in criminal case

    "Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s supporters clashed with United Nations peacekeepers on Thursday after a magistrate issued a summons requiring the twice-overthrown leader to provide testimony in a criminal investigation. Court papers indicated the case involved alleged laundering of drug money. About 150 people erected barricades of burning tires outside Aristide’s home to prevent his arrest." [Associated Press]

  3. artdream:

    Mawon is the Haitian Kreyòl word for maroon, meaning “escaped slave”.

    The French encountered many forms of slave resistance during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The African slaves that fled to remote mountainous areas were called mawon. The mawon formed close-knit communities which practiced small-scale agriculture and hunting. Mawons were known for sneaking back to their plantations to free family members and friends. They also joined the Taino settlements on a few occasions, who escaped the Spanish in the seventeenth century. Certain mawon factions became formidable enough that they made treaties with local colonial authorities, sometimes negotiating their own independence in exchange for helping to hunt down other escaped slaves.

    Other slave resistance efforts against the French plantation system were more direct. The mawon leader Mackandal (Muslim) led an unsuccessful movement to poison the drinking water of the plantation owners in the 1750s. Another mawon named Boukman (Muslim) declared war on the French plantation owners in 1791, sparking off the Haïtian Revolution.

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  4. haitianhistory:

Did you know?
Only a few months before the Leclerc expedition, Toussaint Louverture’s own nephew and a group of former slaves led an uprising known as the Moïse rebellion.
While slavery was indeed abolished in Saint-Domingue by this point, Toussaint’s harsh work code and rumours that he would import new workers from Africa (hence, a return to the ancien régime) led many of the nouveaux libres to the conclusion that Louverture was in fact going to bring back slavery. As noted by Carolyn Fick, despite all the work he had done to secure general emancipation, by 1801, Louverture had greatly distanced himself from his former support base and did not embody their dreams of freedom as his own nephew, who promised the parcelling out of land, did (Fick, 209). Realizing the scale of the rebellion ahead of him, Louverture was in no mood for games nor was he going to accept this challenge to his authority. The rebellion was severely repressed and Moïse was executed for treason in November 1801. (Source)

    haitianhistory:

    Did you know?

    Only a few months before the Leclerc expedition, Toussaint Louverture’s own nephew and a group of former slaves led an uprising known as the Moïse rebellion.

    While slavery was indeed abolished in Saint-Domingue by this point, Toussaint’s harsh work code and rumours that he would import new workers from Africa (hence, a return to the ancien régime) led many of the nouveaux libres to the conclusion that Louverture was in fact going to bring back slavery. As noted by Carolyn Fick, despite all the work he had done to secure general emancipation, by 1801, Louverture had greatly distanced himself from his former support base and did not embody their dreams of freedom as his own nephew, who promised the parcelling out of land, did (Fick, 209). Realizing the scale of the rebellion ahead of him, Louverture was in no mood for games nor was he going to accept this challenge to his authority. The rebellion was severely repressed and Moïse was executed for treason in November 1801. (Source)

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  5. tifanmkreyol:

    My country is beautiful! Check out Ithamar’s “Peyi’m Se Pa’m (Official Lyric Video)”

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  6. artdream:

Straw Basket Sellers, Haiti c.1953

    artdream:

    Straw Basket Sellers, Haiti c.1953

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  7. ernestraymond:

#Haiti is full of #history (at Citadelle, Haiti)

    ernestraymond:

    #Haiti is full of #history (at Citadelle, Haiti)

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  8. ernestraymond:

I can feel you #Haiti (at Citadelle, Haiti)

    ernestraymond:

    I can feel you #Haiti (at Citadelle, Haiti)

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  9. haitian-all-starz:

Haiti won it’s first Polo competition Trophy.   #haiti

    haitian-all-starz:

    Haiti won it’s first Polo competition Trophy. #haiti

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  10. haitianphoenix:

"Haiti and Carnival have struck a deal to develop a resort on the Ile de la Tortue (Tortuga Island).

Prime Minister Lamothe later tweeted that Carnival will initially invest $70 million into the development.

Tortuga is a very popular place in Haiti for tourism. In the 17th century, it was a major center of Caribbean piracy. Some say that it is synonymous with the Pirates of the Caribbean. There are many people in Haiti excited by the news.

But the devil is in the details. Will this be a private island for the exclusive benefit of Carnival and its passengers? Will this be a lease similar to the 260 acres of prime waterfront property (Labadee) which Royal Caribbean leased (ripped off) from Haiti?

Will Haitians really be employed? Royal Caribbean initially employed only Europeans on its private resort in Ladadee.  

Will a pier be developed which can accommodate giant cruise ships? This would involve substantial dredging and environmental destruction to a beautiful, pristine area. 

The Haiti Internet Newsletter covered the story. There are interesting comments to the article, including this one which was spot on:

It is very likely going to be private on long term lease, run by them, not much employment for Haitians and we’ll never know how much they are polluting the environment on and around the island since it’s probably a long term lease with all kind of exclusions since they will basically own it for the terms on the lease.

Unlike so many, I’m not having a party over this. I know the cruise industry too well to trust that this is going to benefit Haiti in any significant way. I can guarantee you Carnival is getting more out of this than Haiti ever will.

Cruise lines like Carnival and Royal Caribbean are inherently predatory. Let’s hope that Prime Minister Lamothe has his eyes wide open while dealing with Carnival.” #haiti #carnivalcruise #ayiti #ayibobo #teamayiti #teamhaiti #wealth #blackhistory #haitianphoenix #love #me #africa #exploitation or #help #cruise #royalcaribbean #labadee #haitiansbelike #education

    haitianphoenix:

    "Haiti and Carnival have struck a deal to develop a resort on the Ile de la Tortue (Tortuga Island).

    Prime Minister Lamothe later tweeted that Carnival will initially invest $70 million into the development.

    Tortuga is a very popular place in Haiti for tourism. In the 17th century, it was a major center of Caribbean piracy. Some say that it is synonymous with the Pirates of the Caribbean. There are many people in Haiti excited by the news.

    But the devil is in the details. Will this be a private island for the exclusive benefit of Carnival and its passengers? Will this be a lease similar to the 260 acres of prime waterfront property (Labadee) which Royal Caribbean leased (ripped off) from Haiti?

    Will Haitians really be employed? Royal Caribbean initially employed only Europeans on its private resort in Ladadee.  

    Will a pier be developed which can accommodate giant cruise ships? This would involve substantial dredging and environmental destruction to a beautiful, pristine area. 

    The Haiti Internet Newsletter covered the story. There are interesting comments to the article, including this one which was spot on:

    It is very likely going to be private on long term lease, run by them, not much employment for Haitians and we’ll never know how much they are polluting the environment on and around the island since it’s probably a long term lease with all kind of exclusions since they will basically own it for the terms on the lease.

    Unlike so many, I’m not having a party over this. I know the cruise industry too well to trust that this is going to benefit Haiti in any significant way. I can guarantee you Carnival is getting more out of this than Haiti ever will.

    Cruise lines like Carnival and Royal Caribbean are inherently predatory. Let’s hope that Prime Minister Lamothe has his eyes wide open while dealing with Carnival.” #haiti #carnivalcruise #ayiti #ayibobo #teamayiti #teamhaiti #wealth #blackhistory #haitianphoenix #love #me #africa #exploitation or #help #cruise #royalcaribbean #labadee #haitiansbelike #education

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  11. kiskeacity:

#Repost from @sebastiennarcisse with @repostapp

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#miragoane #wheretheroadmeetstheocean #shootingthrutherearshield #notsocleanshied #boat #haiti #ayiti

    kiskeacity:

    #Repost from @sebastiennarcisse with @repostapp —- #miragoane #wheretheroadmeetstheocean #shootingthrutherearshield #notsocleanshied #boat #haiti #ayiti

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  12. artdream:

    Paintings by the reknown Haitian artist Emilcar Similien better known as Simil.

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  13. artdream:

    Port-au-Prince, Haiti c.1928

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  14. Junot Diaz and Edwidge Danticat in Conversation by Carla Murphy
"Junot Díaz and Edwidge Danticat have been friends for 20 years now. Danticat hails from Haiti and Díaz, across the border in the Dominican Republic. In the summer issue ofAmericas Quarterly the two immigrants from the island of Hispaniola discuss a shared responsibility to fight the Dominican Republic’s landmark constitutional ruling last September that left more than 200,000 people of Haitian descent stateless. Due to intense international pressure, including from Díaz and Danticat, the Dominican Republic this May established a pathway to citizenship. But the battle is far from won. As Danticat says, “Two novelists are not going to solve this problem”—but it’s always a treat to listen to them try anyway:
Why should the world—and especially citizens of the Americas—be paying attention to what’s going on in the Dominican Republic? Given that you are both children of the island of Hispaniola living in the U.S., why is this issue important to you?
DIAZ: …that island is my birthplace and one of my two homes; and if people like me don’t fight its injustices, don’t fight for the better future we deserve, who will? As a Dominican living in the U.S., it matters to me a whole hell of a lot that political elites in the D.R. are inflaming ethnic-racial hatred against Haitians to divide the pueblo and keep it from organizing against its real enemies—the elites themselves….
DANTICAT: Both Junot and I—correct me here if I am wrong, Junot—grew up in relative poverty on our respective sides of the island….
DIAZ: Oh yes, poverty aplenty.
DANTICAT: In both our lives, even when we were living on the island, we were also aware of our relative privilege when we traveled to see the relatives or spent time in the campo or the pwovens [rural provinces]. That makes you extraordinarily aware of what opportunity means. And it makes you hypersensitive to seeing not just a few but a slew of rights and opportunities being taken away in one swoop.
You hope you would always speak up. Even when the issue is not as clear as this. You hope you would speak up if someone is sleeping on the floor in an immigration cell in Texas, or if people are being tortured in Guantánamo, no matter what their nationality. People’s lives are being affected here in a way that touches their children and their children’s children.”

    Junot Diaz and Edwidge Danticat in Conversation by Carla Murphy

    "Junot Díaz and Edwidge Danticat have been friends for 20 years now. Danticat hails from Haiti and Díaz, across the border in the Dominican Republic. In the summer issue ofAmericas Quarterly the two immigrants from the island of Hispaniola discuss a shared responsibility to fight the Dominican Republic’s landmark constitutional ruling last September that left more than 200,000 people of Haitian descent stateless. Due to intense international pressure, including from Díaz and Danticat, the Dominican Republic this May established a pathway to citizenship. But the battle is far from won. As Danticat says, “Two novelists are not going to solve this problem”—but it’s always a treat to listen to them try anyway:

    Why should the world—and especially citizens of the Americas—be paying attention to what’s going on in the Dominican Republic? Given that you are both children of the island of Hispaniola living in the U.S., why is this issue important to you?

    DIAZ: …that island is my birthplace and one of my two homes; and if people like me don’t fight its injustices, don’t fight for the better future we deserve, who will? As a Dominican living in the U.S., it matters to me a whole hell of a lot that political elites in the D.R. are inflaming ethnic-racial hatred against Haitians to divide the pueblo and keep it from organizing against its real enemies—the elites themselves….

    DANTICAT: Both Junot and I—correct me here if I am wrong, Junot—grew up in relative poverty on our respective sides of the island….

    DIAZ: Oh yes, poverty aplenty.

    DANTICAT: In both our lives, even when we were living on the island, we were also aware of our relative privilege when we traveled to see the relatives or spent time in the campo or the pwovens [rural provinces]. That makes you extraordinarily aware of what opportunity means. And it makes you hypersensitive to seeing not just a few but a slew of rights and opportunities being taken away in one swoop.

    You hope you would always speak up. Even when the issue is not as clear as this. You hope you would speak up if someone is sleeping on the floor in an immigration cell in Texas, or if people are being tortured in Guantánamo, no matter what their nationality. People’s lives are being affected here in a way that touches their children and their children’s children.”

  15. artdream:

    Rhum Vieux Labbé, The Haitian Rhum that will surprise you

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