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“Mèsi anpil”

Je suis passée par un évènement très intéressant au Stade Olympique hier soir, avec des demandeurs d’asile. Il y avait un comptoir de nourriture et des animateurs et animatrices de jeux venant d’organismes locaux. Le coin “art” a attiré mon … Continue reading

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Obligatory New Year post 2/2: Year in Review

*EDITED, Jan. 1, 11:00 p.m.* 2016 was a tough year. Ever since the deaths of Alan Rickman, David Bowie and Prince practically coincided with the Brussels airport bombings, the Zika crisis and the Fort McMurray wildfires, everything is 2016’s fault. … Continue reading

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Words of wisdom from Dany Laferrière

J’ai enfin lu “Pays sans chapeau,” un des bouquins préférés de mon amie Régine, et il y avait certaines passages dedans qui avaient vraiment résonné avec moi.   “Écrire plus vite, toujours plus vite. Non que je sois pressé. Je m’active comme … Continue reading

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“Don’t kill your language!”

For my language geek friends…this TED talk, a Lebanese Arabic speaker railing against people who have an inferiority complex about their native languages, is worth listening to and reminded me of conversations I had had with Kirundi speakers, Haitian Kreyòl … Continue reading

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The 10-day good news challenge, day 2

Here you go! Ojibway boxer inspires students to keep fighting Sierra Leone schools, closed for 8 months due to Ebola crisis,  to reopen in March And a reader submission from Denis Leblanc at 76Crimes: LGBTI activists optimistic about new Sri … Continue reading

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Another January 12

January 12 again, the anniversary of the devastating Haiti earthquake. Rather than post a long, hand-wringing lament, I figured I would be positive and post some photos from my own visit to Haiti last year. Some of the pictures do … Continue reading

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L’énigme du retour

Ca fait des mois que je n’ai rien écrit en français dans cet espace. En ce moment où je pense avec nostalgie de mon aventure haïtienne, je pense au livre L’Énigme du retour de Dany Laferrière, ce poème en prose qui est … Continue reading

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