There Is A Land

Author: Ted Oswald
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ISBN: 9780988600539
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In Ted Oswald's Because We Are, ten-year old Haitian orphan LibEte and her best friend Jak embarked upon solving a profound mystery that changed them forever. Now, in There is a Land, LibEte must flee her home and all she knows, carrying a deadly secret she does not understand but cannot dare force upon another. Whisking between her beloved CitE Soleil, the color-splashed seaside town of Jacmel, and desolate mountain ranges of northern Haiti, her life and those of her friends depend on her assuming a new identity. A spectacular mystery that builds to a startling climax, There is a Land speaks to the powerful bonds that give us hope to strive for a better world.

Because We Are

Author: Ted Oswald
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781477823804
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Ten-year-old orphan Libète has been hardened by the daily struggle to survive in Cité Soleil, Haiti's most infamous slum. But when she and her best friend, Jak, discover a young mother and her baby brutally murdered in a nearby marsh, it's unlike anything she's encountered before. Though initially shocked, the adults of Cité Soleil move on quickly from the event; after all, death is commonplace in this community. Undaunted, Libète takes action with Jak in tow, plunging herself into a dangerous, far-reaching plot that will change her irrevocably and threaten everything she holds dear. Because We Are is a profound and mesmerizing tale of a young girl's search for justice in an unjust world, set against the vivid and tumultuous backdrop of modern-day Haiti.

Little Flower

Author: Ted Oswald
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ISBN: 9780988600546
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Little Flower chronicles the unique bond shared by two damaged souls: Sister Shanti, a mischievous, elderly nun from Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, and Meeta, a young prostitute with dreams of a life lived outside the brothel. Thrown together when a young man they love is murdered, they embark upon a darkly comic journey through New Delhi's underbelly in a search to understand the curious crime that has stolen him. As they plunge ever deeper into mystery and peril, they are forced to confront a cast of colorful characters and the contradictions that run through the center of every human soul, all before arriving at an unforgettable final revelation that shocks as much as it inspires. Utterly endearing and completely moving, Little Flower stands as a testament to the wild and unwieldy power of love in its many forms.

Brother I M Dying

Author: Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1400041155
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In a personal memoir, the author describes her relationships with the two men closest to her--her father and his brother, Joseph, a charismatic pastor with whom she lived after her parents emigrated from Haiti to the United States.

Flamingo Sunset

Author: Jonathan London
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Corporation/Ccb
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Watch a flamingo hatch from its egg until it becomes a full-grown flamingo.

The Two Traditions Of Meditation In Ancient India

Author: Johannes Bronkhorst
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120811140
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This book elucidates the early Buddhist teachings and beliefs concerning meditaions and its role in the process to liberation. In a number of cases, the Buddhist canonical texts reject practices which they accept elsewhere. When these practices-sometimes rejected, sometimes accepted-correspond to what is known about non-Buddhist practices, the conculsion in then proposed that they are non-Buddhist practices which have somehow found their way into the Buddhist texts. A similar procedure enables one to choose between conflicting beliefs.

Uncommon Sense

Author: Reg Murphy
Publisher: Taylor Trade Pub
ISBN: 9781563525827
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A biography of former attorney general Griffin Bell that addresses his influence on modern legal history.

Miracle On Voodoo Mountain

Author: Megan Boudreaux
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0529110954
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"It took months of God waking me up in the middle of the night before I realized I was the one He was calling to leave my comfortable American life and move to Haiti." Miracle on Voodoo Mountain is the inspirational memoir of an accomplished and driven 24-year old who quit her job, sold everything, and moved to Haiti, by herself—all without a clear plan of action. Megan Boudreaux had visited Haiti on a few humanitarian trips but each trip multiplied the sense that someone needed to address the devastation—especially with the children, many of whom were kept as household slaves on the poverty-stricken and earthquake-devastated Caribbean island. God guided her every step as she moved blindly to a foreign land without knowing the language, the people, or the future. From becoming the adoptive mother of former child slaves, to receiving the divine gift of the Haitian Creole language, to starting, building, and running a school for more than 500 children, "the amazingness of what God did after I made the choice to be obedient is incredible," said Megan. Three years later, six acres on Bellevue Mountain in Gressier is the home of the nonprofit Respire Haiti at the former site of voodoo worship, and in the area that many still come to make animal sacrifices, Megan and her staff of nearly 200 are transforming this community as they educate, feed, and address the needs.

A Day For The Hunter A Day For The Prey

Author: Gage Averill
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226032931
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The history of Haiti throughout the twentieth century has been marked by oppression at the hands of colonial and dictatorial overlords. But set against this "day for the hunter" has been a "day for the prey," a history of resistance, and sometimes of triumph. With keen cultural and historical awareness, Gage Averill shows that Haiti's vibrant and expressive music has been one of the most highly charged instruments in this struggle—one in which power, politics, and resistance are inextricably fused. Averill explores such diverse genres as Haitian jazz, troubadour traditions, Vodou-jazz, konpa, mini-djaz, new generation, and roots music. He examines the complex interaction of music with power in contexts such as honorific rituals, sponsored street celebrations, Carnival, and social movements that span the political spectrum. With firsthand accounts by musicians, photos, song texts, and ethnographic descriptions, this book explores the profound manifestations of power and song in the day-to-day efforts of ordinary Haitians to rise above political repression.

Geographies Of The Haitian Diaspora

Author: Regine O. Jackson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136807888
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This book considers the full sweep of Haitian community invention and recreation in a multitude of national territories, with an eye toward the "place" factors that shape the everyday lives of Haitian migrants. Regine O. Jackson brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to explore how Haitian communities differ across time and place, as well as how migrants adjust to new economic, political and racial realities. The volume includes descriptive ethnographies of Haitians in 19th century Jamaica, eastern Cuba, Detroit, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Paris, and Boston, and innovative scholarly work on non-geographic sites of Haitian community building. The most important question addressed here is not whether the places described represent typical or exceptional Haitian diasporic communities, but how, why and to what effect do Haitians in particular places use diaspora as a signifier. By examining the diversity (and sameness) of the Haitian experience in diaspora, Geographies of the Haitian Diaspora asks how we might situate community in view of increased scholarly attention to transnational processes.