Posts Tagged: Haiti

TORCH: Haiti, Crossing Borders of the Mind

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The ocean is deep, unfathomably so. And one can stay on the surface or keep on plumbing the depths.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Katia D. Ulysse

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Katia D. Ulysse discusses her forthcoming novel, Mouths Don’t Speak, the importance of religion and music in the novel and in Haitian culture, and why Haiti will always be “home.”

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Lola StVil

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Lola StVil discusses her latest novel, Girls Like Me, how her characters demand to be written, what her family thinks of her writing career, and why representation is essential.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Brooke C. Obie

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Brooke C. Obie discusses the historical basis for her debut novel, Book of Addis, writing to dismantle white supremacy, and why Black speculative fiction is integral to her survival.

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Voices on Addiction: Zombie Nation

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Sometimes life is so big and so loud and being a human being in the world is so much I feel overwhelmed and need a cocoon.

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The Rumpus Interview with Roxane Gay

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Roxane Gay discusses her new collection, Difficult Women, the problem with whiteness as the default and the need for diverse representation, and life as a workaholic.

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Color at the Mercy of the Light

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What if I said: while people still believe they are white in America, that delusion, and the dream upon which it is founded, needs to be seriously examined.

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Wishing and Hoping: Card Tricks, Love Spells, and Methods of Escape

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I’ll go one further and posit that we need our illusionists: to disprove our eyes, investigate our dreams, and sometimes charm the money from our pockets.

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The Conversation: Angel Nafis, Safia Elhillo, and Elizabeth Acevedo

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I don’t think it ever fully sunk in for me that I even live in America.

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Aftermath

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The earthquake felt like everything then. Big news, the kind no one forgets. But it all blurs and fades. I don’t know if I’d even remember it at all if I hadn’t been answering the phones.

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Still with the Scarlet Letters

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Last week journalist Mac McClelland wrote a brutal, exceptional essay for Good where she plainly discussed her experience with PTSD and her desire for violent sex as one means of coping with the atrocities she had witnessed as a human rights reporter. Early in the essay, McClelland writes about being in Haiti. As a Haitian American, […]

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Politics Sunday

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Here’s lots of good info on the situation in Chile, and here’s some more. We’re all thinking of folks down there. Who wants a Sumatran tiger for a pet? “The inescapable truth is that “the world” never forgave Haiti for its revolution, because the slaves freed themselves.” — Sidney Mintz at The Boston Review A handy interactive […]

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Politics Sunday

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“One in four Americans is employed to protect the rich.” Here’s an underreported story: Dominicans are coming to the aid of Haitians, despite a less-than-idyllic history between the two countries. VICE is taking a ton of heat for its treatment of Liberia in “The Vice Guide to Liberia.” A very cool looking architectural installation that […]

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A Kidnapping in Haiti

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“In a few weeks, the international media will leave the country, and Americans will be free to forget about Haiti once again. It is my hope that this story will give American readers a glimpse into the lives of people I have come to love in Haiti. We must not forget them.”

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The Latest from Haiti

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Haiti tries to go from rescue to recovery to relief. And if you’re looking for people to follow via Twitter, Jay Newton-Small, the writer of the above piece is a great place to start. Plus, you get little snippets of back-story that don’t make the published pieces. World leaders defend the relief efforts amid reports […]

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The Latest from Haiti

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There’s some understandable frustration among Haitians about the slow pace of the aid coming in. Daniel Kaszor explains why getting aid to the people who need it is so difficult. Short version: the needed infrastructure is gone. Not all charities are equally efficient with their donations. CBS4 looks at one in particular, but anyone who […]

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A Letter from Satan to Pat Robertson

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I don’t know who Lily Coyle of Minneapolis, Minnesota is, but if I ever meet her, I might have to kiss her for this letter to the editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It’s in the voice of Satan, and it’s beautiful. “Dear Pat Robertson, I know that you know that all press is good […]

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More on Haiti Part 6

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Craig Ferguson has a suggestion for Rush Limbaugh, and also shows that he understands how unimportant his job is in comparison to real concerns and issues. Peter Jamison wonders if Pat Robertson has any thoughts on the recent California earthquake. And Rep. Peter King makes his bid to be the third member of the Limbaugh-Robertson-King […]

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More on Haiti Part 6

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Please send all links to [email protected] Writers Edwidge Danticat and Simon Winchester are rallying for Haiti. Winchester will be holding a fundraiser at the Manhattan location of Idlewild Books on Tuesday January 19. Fox News reporter breaks down on the air while reproting from Haiti. The Search Dog Foundation has been in Haiti since yesterday […]

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