“Life was neither something you defended by hiding nor surrendered calmly on other people’s terms, but something you lived bravely, out in the open, and that if you had to lose it, you should lose it on your own terms.”” Edwidge Danticat, The Dew Breaker
What’s going in Haiti: Two Haiti women speak the Haiti reality
“Kwa! Kwa lou. Si m pa ka pote l, m ap trennen l”
(Cross! The cross is heavy. If I can’t carry it, I’ll drag it.)
What’s going on in Haiti? On an October dayshadowed within the 2nd US occupation of Haiti, two Haiti women – Edwidge and Ezili – speak about the Haiti reality
October 30, 2013/Blogtalk Radio, The Culturel rebel with Iya Adjua
Connecting Afrikans to Afrikans! What’s going in Haiti…The Culture Rebel with Iya Adjua WMP CRC interview Ezili Dantò of the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network (HLLN) on the non-colonial narrative on Haiti
October 29, 2013/KPFA Radio
KPFA, Against the Grain show with Edwidge Danticat, broadcast October 29, 2913
Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat comments on developments in Haiti, including the cholera epidemic and the rebuilding process following the 2010 earthquake. Also, Noam Chomsky assesses what’s been done over the years in the name of humanitarian intervention.
Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and moved to the United States when she was twelve. She is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; and The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner. She is also the editor of The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States ; The Beacon Best of 2000: Great Writing by Men and Women of All Colors and Cultures and Haiti Noir Akashic, 2012.
Ms. Danticat’s newest book is Claire of the Sea Light Knopf, 2013
Danticat earned a degree in French Literature from Barnard College, where she won the 1995 Woman of Achievement Award, and later an MFA from Brown University. She lives in Miami with her husband and daughter.
A Free Haiti Movement / November 18-Vertierres post
Emisyon espesyal pou make fèt Gede
November 1, 2013/Lakou New York Radio
Ezili Dantò’s November 1, 2013 Note:
While we’re celebrating November 1st and November 2nd- Day of the Ancestors, Day to honor those who’ve transitioned and the various collective African/Ayisyen souls celebrated from time immemorial such as Gede yo, the African Tricksters, Baron Samdi/Grann Brijit -Guardians of all Ancestral knowledge, guardians at the crossroads of life and death, of the transition of the season. Grann Brijit -Gede yo- bestow fertility, sexuality, spiritual wisdom, abundance, are protectors of children. Let’s remember in Haiti while under this second US occupation-Freedom of religion for the Vodouist has been repealed. Haitians in Haiti may legally be arrested for dancing Gede! Honoring the Ancestors!
La sosyete, pandan n’ap danse Gede. Pandan n’ap salyè e rele tout Zansèt yo jodia, pa bliye gouvèman Micky a siyen yon chanjman lan Konstitisyon an ki retire proteksyon pou n fete Gede jan nou vle… Yo retire atik 297 e renouvle lwa 1935 lè nou te anba premye okipasyon Meriken ki deklare tout Vodouist lan asosyasyon ak malfektè !
On August 24, 2012, we wrote at Basic Haiti rights repealed :
“Basic Haiti rights repealed under two occupied Haiti governments
The new Constitutional Amendment, ratified under the Michel Martelly government makes several clandestine changes behind the public clamor that this amendment was about giving MORE rights, that is, dual citizenship to the Diaspora.
One such change is the repeal of Article 297 which had terminated laws propagated specifically against Haiti masses, particularly the Vodouist, Haiti’s own indigenous peoples.
For instance, the amendment reinstates the September 5, 1935 law that declared all Vodouist are asosyasyon malfektè – bad people, evil people.” — Ezili Dantò of HLLN,Basic Haiti rights repealed
Rele Gede yo:
Celebrate Haiti culture- All Saints Day (Sa nou pa wè yo) and Day to honor the dead (Departed loved ones) – Nov 1st and 2nd are at hand…Rele Gede yo! Rele Zansèt e Timoun yo! Souple, frape tanbou pou yo! Frape l fò pou tout Ginen yo leve. Pou Papa Legba ouvrè pòt la, ouvrè baryè a pou yo…Laugh, love and live with Gede yo.
Se sòt ki bay, enbesil ki pa pran
CELIA CRUZ – GUEDE ZAINA (Zarenyen)
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