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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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Haiti, in extremis

(Version partielle française suit) (A two-part series written for the Chronicle-Telegraph about Haitian art, one about the Haitian art exhibition at the Musée des civilisations here in Quebec (of which I also did a French version), and another going to … Continue reading

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Four years ago today

Four years ago today, Port-au-Prince, a busy, vibrant city, a city I had the privilege to visit, was nearly razed to the ground by an earthquake. Over 200,000 people were killed. At one point or another in the gradual reconstruction, … Continue reading

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Port-au-Prince II

It is a perfect tropical night. Warm, soft and inky black, you feel like you could dive into it. Far off, a preacher is bellowing into a microphone in some stucco church or revival tent. Closer to where I am, … Continue reading

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Port-au-Prince journey Part 1

Writing on the hotel terrasse on a quiet Sunday morning, as the music of a half dozen church services drifts over the walls of the gate. A rest day, or at least a rest morning, is a nice thing to … Continue reading

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Port-au-Prince in brief

The first sounds you hear in Haiti are the sounds of the Haitian language, kreyol, a creole (as the name suggests) of French, West African languages and English, Spanish and aboriginal words and phrases, whirled together in a great linguistic … Continue reading

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