TURNING BACK THE CLOCK by Ayana Labossiere

I will never forget my first trip to Haiti. In 1990, at five years old, I went to Haiti with my dad to visit family. I spent my days chasing goats and chickens on farms, enjoying the beach with my family, playing with kids in the street, and learning my very first Creole curse words….

Edward Snowden: A Healing Voice By Jacques Depelchin

Like many people, I was surprised to hear of Edward Snowden’s decision to leave his job and move toward Hong Kong in search of a place where he could reconcile his conscience with his understanding of humanity and the US Constitution. Ever since, I have been trying to understand how he had come to a…

Zimbabwe: Religion and Culture in African Literature BY ELLIOT ZIWIRA

Native Converts to Christianity (Photo credit: SMU Central University Libraries) RELIGION, according to Emile Durkheim (1988) is "a united system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, that is to say, things that set apart and forbidden beliefs and practices which unite into one single moral community called a church; all those who adhere…

Haïti : Evolution of a Coup by Nia Imara

The damages and suffering accrued by the Haitian people over more than two centuries of intermittent occupation, foreign interference, and dictatorship are immeasurable. The present occupation has multiplied and strengthened the old transgressions—and it has given rise to new structures of exploitation all its own. Ten years ago, when the United States aided in the…

Haiti/Honduras Same System, Different Playersby Charlie Hinton*

Now countries from all over the world, from China, Nepal, and the Philippines, to countries in the Americas that might be considered “friends,” like Chile, Bolivia, and Brazil participate in the United Nations MINUSTAH army that has occupied Haiti since the Febru- ary 29, 2004 coup that overthrew president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, elected with over 90…