Haiti’s Ecological Tale of the Love Between a Girl and a Fish
Dady Chery

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Tezen Nan Dlo By Dady Chery Haiti Chery About the story. Tezen Nan Dlo is one of Haiti’s most popular folk tales. The Kreyòl “te” indicates the past tense, and “zen” means “hook.” At its heart are the enticements of the natural world, … Continue reading

Francois Duvalier Interview in English, 1968

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By Alan Whicker and Frank Pocklington, BBC, ITV, Yorkshire Television | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Selected scenes of 1968 Haiti, plus a remarkably extensive and candid interview, in English, between a quite fearless British reporting team and Francois Duvalier.

A Poem by Michael Leunig: Spring Diary of a Small, Brown Bird

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By Michael Leunig, Spring Diary of a Small, Brown Bird | Introduction by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The poem below is a favorite of mine and the only one I’ve found so far that describes falling in love entirely from the point of view of an animal. From a collection by Leunig titled: Short Notes from the Long History of Happiness (Penguin Books Australia, Ltd, 1996).

Poem From My Mother | Poème de ma mère

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“Le baiser d’une mère” | Introduction by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Before I could speak or even breathe, my mother, with a broad smile, read this poem to me. I copy it here from a version she wrote from memory. Based on the style, some of the phrases, and her fondness for Oswald Durand, I think it is his. (French, with introduction in French | English)

A Sea Change

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A Poem by Derek Walcott. Derek Walcott is a writer and painter from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. He was born in 1930. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. This is his poem #22 under “A Sea Change” in his latest volume of poetry, titled White Egrets (2010).A Poem by Derek Walcott. Derek Walcott is a writer and painter from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. He was born in 1930. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. This is his poem #22 under “A Sea Change” in his latest volume of poetry, titled White Egrets (2010).A Poem by Derek Walcott. Derek Walcott is a writer and painter from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. He was born in 1930. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. This is his poem #22 under “A Sea Change” in his latest volume of poetry, titled White Egrets (2010).