About Dady Chery

dady-chery210Dady Chery is the Editor of Haiti Chery and the author of We Have Dared to Be Free: Haiti’s Struggle Against Occupation. In addition to being an associate professor in the biological sciences, Chery is Haitian-born journalist, playwright, essayist, and poet who writes in English, French, and her native Kreyol. She writes extensively about Haiti and world issues such as climate change. Her many contributions to Haitian news include the first proposal that Haiti’s cholera had been imported into the country by the United Nations, and the first description of Haiti’s mineral wealth.

Dr. Chery’s articles appear regularly in Haiti Chery and News Junkie Post. In addition, her work has appeared in Alternet, Black Agenda Report, Buzzflash, Canada Haiti Action Network, Climate & Capitalism, CounterPunch, DESACATO, Global Research, Haiti Liberte, OpEd News, Popular Resistance, RT Op-Edge, San Francisco Bay View, Synthesis/Regeneration Magazine, Tortilla con Sal, Venezuela Analysis, Z Communications, the Greanville Post, and other publications. She has been interviewed by Sputnik International, Huffington Post, WBAI, PRN, 21st Century Wire, and the Solari Report, among others. Her articles have been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, and Japanese.

Contact Dady Chery at:  dc(at), Twitter and LinkedIn.

Mission Statement

This site is about nature, culture, and place. It describes the unending struggles of beings in the natural world for self realization. It is also a love letter to Haiti, where colonialism is at its most naked and our slave revolution lives.

You Will Find Here

News that are relevant to the struggles against the imperial machine; descriptions of actions, wins and setbacks; details of Haiti’s rich history and culture, and celebrations of life with food and art.

The Peace of Wild Things

A Poem by Wendell Berry

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.


© Copyright 2010-2016 by Dady Chery. All rights reserved

14 comments on “Contact

  1. Marie Nadine Pierre on said:

    One Love Dady.

    I read your piece about the Penn State thugs who stole the frogs from our Haitian eco culture. I think that it’s an atrocity. I cannot believe that there aren’t ethical guidelines for carrying research internationally that would keep these kinds of people (who waltz in with their white skin and white lab coats and do what they want with no approval) from destroying an entire species that is so crucial to the eco system of Ayiti.
    I hope that this alerts the Haitian natural scientist and prompts them to fight for and to protect the Haitian natural eco system now and in the future.
    Thanks for writing about this topic in such an intense and loving way.
    Blessed love.

  2. Dady CheryDady Chery on said:

    Thank you for your comment Nadine. You’re right on the money. These people think we’re fools. And yes, their racism is showing. They figure they can use their “scientific authority” to make a big fuss about deforestation while they’re wiping out Haiti’s wildlife, and we won’t be wise to it. There are guidelines against such unethical behavior by researchers. Some actions we can take are suggested in a new update to the story. One love, Nadine.

  3. Beautiful poem by Wendell Berry!

  4. Dady CheryDady Chery on said:

    I agree.

  5. Henry Brown on said:

    Your poem is very beautiful and inspiring for me because there has to be peace in this world for the ordinary person.

  6. Michel Georges on said:

    Dear Mrs Chery:

    I may not share your views on social justice, I have to admit that most of your articles are excellent. I particularly appreciate your interview with Robert Dietrich. Keep up the good work. By the way, where can I find your books and poems?

    Best Regards,

    Michel Georges

  7. Christian Stouvenot on said:

    Tous mes encouragements pour votre blog indispensable
    posté depuis la Guadeloupe

    votre billet sur l’Ile-à-Vache cité dans :
    (Actualité de l’archéologie dans la Caraïbe)

    Christian Stouvenot

  8. Dady CheryDady Chery on said:

    Excellent article, Christian. Merci pour vos compliments et la citation! Dady Chery

  9. Ms. Chery,
    I’m a freelance journalist working among others for the Boston Globe. Yours is great work having been to Haiti now 3 times. Keep it up.

  10. Dady CheryDady Chery on said:

    Thank you Clennon. Will do.

  11. Federica Cozzio on said:


    Mille mercis pour votre precieux travail!

    Est-ce qu’il serait possible de vous contacter en privé?


  12. Dady CheryDady Chery on said:

    Je vous en prie. Vous pouvez m’ecrire directement a dc(at)

  13. This is revolutionary. You have a very independent and non-compromising point of view. I like your mind and respect you my sister. This is very refreshing. I have also to let you know that this is the first time that an article about our old country has taken me back. Your analysis has addressed all social, racial, and economic aspects of Haiti. I have to conclude that Revolution is imminent and necessary. The majority of the population simply suffers too much.

  14. stanley valmond on said:

    Hello, how are you all? Mwen se stanley valmond PDG radio tele masanbi fm por d paix. Mwem ap etidye an frans nan universite paul valery, mwn nan 3 ane d arts. Mwen kontan anpil jwenn bel imaj travay sa yo kap fet. Ok, thanks for all.

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