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Hi everyone, 
Sorry this blog has been rather quiet lately. I’ve been in West Africa for a little over a month (hence all the Instagram photos from Guinea and Nigeria). I’ll be back in the US soon enough and back to blogging about Haiti. 
Until then, 
Kenbe djanm.

Hi everyone, 

Sorry this blog has been rather quiet lately. I’ve been in West Africa for a little over a month (hence all the Instagram photos from Guinea and Nigeria). I’ll be back in the US soon enough and back to blogging about Haiti. 

Until then, 

Kenbe djanm.

National Church of #Nigeria #africa #afrique #visiterlafrique

Abuja. #nigeria #africa #visiterlafrique

Abuja National Mosque #nigeria #africa #afrique #visiterlafrique

Bonjour Guinée! #africa #afrique #beach #visiterlafrique

Plateau State #nigeria #africa

Heading to northern #Nigeria

haitiana:

Haitian and Proud :)

haitiana:

Haitian and Proud :)

haitianhistory:

Here is another music post, this time from Guy Durosier et son orchestre. If you are Haitian, I am convinced both your parents and grandparents know, or at least are familiar, with this song. If you are not Haitian, this is still a wonderful piece to listen to, recorded in Haitian Creole in the late 1950s. 

haitianhistory:

Today in Haitian History - July 20, 1953 - Death of Haitian Dumarsais Estimé. 
Made president thanks to military intervention, Estimé held office from August 1946 to (more or less) May 1950. While some claim that the “Mulatto  oligarchy” that had characterized Haitian politics since the US Marine Occupation had essentially been replaced by a “Black oligarchy” trough Estimé’s election, he nevertheless remains one of the rare modern Haitian presidents to be remembered positively by his peers. 
Although most of his projects to modernize Haiti seem to have had very little impact on the overall country (despite some of the post-WWII prosperity that Haiti experienced), Estimé’s most famous accomplishment remains the lavish Exposition internationale du bicentenaire de Port-au-Prince held in late 1949-1950.
Original Image Credit: Courtesy of Corbis Images. 

haitianhistory:

Today in Haitian History - July 20, 1953 - Death of Haitian Dumarsais Estimé. 

Made president thanks to military intervention, Estimé held office from August 1946 to (more or less) May 1950. While some claim that the “Mulatto  oligarchy” that had characterized Haitian politics since the US Marine Occupation had essentially been replaced by a “Black oligarchy” trough Estimé’s election, he nevertheless remains one of the rare modern Haitian presidents to be remembered positively by his peers.

Although most of his projects to modernize Haiti seem to have had very little impact on the overall country (despite some of the post-WWII prosperity that Haiti experienced), Estimé’s most famous accomplishment remains the lavish Exposition internationale du bicentenaire de Port-au-Prince held in late 1949-1950.

Original Image Credit: Courtesy of Corbis Images

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Jeanette’s workshop #guinea #africa #afrique #visiterlafrique

yagazieemezi:

“There is hidden beauty in the ordinary, and great beauty in the overlooked. Little things are big, less is more. Imperfection is beautiful. Paradoxes such as these fascinate me’.” – Abby Ross

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