http://www.npr.org/2016/02/15/466848824/music-review-manman-m-se-ginen-ram Sewanee people spent a culturally rich and energetic evening listening and dancing to RAM at the Olafson Hotel on Thursday night in Port Au Prince.
The Haitian Creole Language and Culture Summer Institute This program has been offered in Massachusetts for over two decades. Since the summer of 1995, the Institute has been conducted at the Harbor Campus of UMass Boston under the joint collaboration of the Africana Studies Department, the Haitian Studies Program, and the College of Advancing and… more →
Why Zika-Spreading Mosquitoes Love Feet And Ankles NPR How do these buggers manage to find and feast on even the smallest cracks of exposed skin? Well to start, they’re really good at sniffing out our B.O. Read the full story
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-haiti-election-idUSKCN0VG11L Deborah McGrath, Dixon Myers and Pradip Malde have returned to Sewanee today just ahead of President Martelly’s deadline to step down as president. The Sewanee team were in Haiti for five days planning student trips in March and May.
In Search of Hispaniola’s Mystery Toad – The New Yorker www.newyorker.com Read the full story
How Women Trade Amid Tensions in Haiti The New Yorker The boats are first visible a ways offshore, chugging along at half speed, approaching at dawn from the east. Sixty feet long and made of wood, their bright sides are painted with pious slogans, in Haitian French, that read like prayers the vessels won’t sink:… more →
The Dominican Republic’s “Ethnic Purging”: Edwidge Danticat on Mass Deportation of Haitian Families “The Dominican Republic is set to begin what some are calling “ethnic purging,” placing the fate of hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent into limbo. Half a million legally stateless people could be sent to Haiti this week, including those… more →
We have mentioned the word blan in some of our past blog posts, so I thought I’d expound on this a little bit today. Blan is the Haitian Creole word for “white”. When I arrived in Haiti for the first time just over a year ago, I was unnerved by everyone stopping and fixating their… more →