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About the Book: HAITI, Cries From the Heart, Lamentations of a Son
Like the prodigal son returning home, this book is about my return home to Haiti after more than 40 years of living in the United States. But that is where the similarities end. I was not hungry and destitute, having wasted all I had on wild living, and there was no party for me from anyone when I arrived. Rather it was hurt and pain that awaited me upon my return. It was destruction, hopelessness and chaos; tent cities everywhere, the national park turned into a gigantic public restroom with port-a-johns lining the street. It was the National Palace in ruins, piles of rubble everywhere, it was dust, garbage, buckled roads, and a totally non-existent infrastructure: political, economic, social, judicial, medical, and educational, to deal with the dire condition of the country following the January 12, 2010 massive earthquake which in thirty-five seconds has wrought such destruction upon my homeland, once called “The Pearl of the Antilles,” but now simply known as “The Poorest Country in the Western Hemisphere.”
In this book of poems, I express how I feel, my anguish, my pain, even my remorse for having stayed away so long. I express my displeasure with the state of things even after more than two years, the conditions under which the people are still leaving, and I have tried to reconnect with the land, with my people, with my roots.
As I went about the country, my camera captured scenes that the CNNs and others news agency cameras would never capture because those manning these cameras do not understand nor do they have any emotional connection to these images. It is not about reporting the news, it is about presenting the life of a people, and their struggle to survive. I have chosen to share these pictures as visual expressions of this daily life of my people, the enduring beauty of the land, what I see and feel. It is my hope that they will add that extra dimension that no word of a poem can ever adequately communicate no matter how hard one may try.
The book is titled Haiti, Cries from the Heart, Lamentations of a Son. I believe that it says all that needs to be said.
You can purchase an autographed copy of this book for only $25, including shipping and handling. And if you order 2 or more copies, along with your order, you will receive a refund of $5 for each book. Please note that there is a small processing fee for each transaction. This fee is not levied by HHH.
All proceeds from the sale of the book are dedicated to help cover the cost of the Learning Center operation.
We plan to expand your shopping experience at the On Line Store by offering other merchandises such as HHH T-Shirts and Polo Shirts, Hats, Cups, etc... It is taking us a while as we seek for the best deals so that we can pass along the savings to you. Bear with us a little while longer, and thank you for your patience.
In celebration of Haiti Hope House's 10th Anniversary in mission in Mizak, Haiti, we are releasing a high quality commemorative T-Shirt in the HHH official cobalt blue for only $15, including shipping. Please note that there is a small processing fee for each transaction. This fee is not levied by HHH..
You can buy it right here by clicking on the "Buy Now" button on the right, in sizes: small. medium, large and extra large.
In addition to the T-Shirt, we are also releasing a high quality HHH commemorative Polo Shirt as well
also in the HHH cobalt blue color for only $25, including shipping. Please note that there will be a small processing fee for each purchase. This is not levied by HHH.
Just like the T-Shirt, the Polo Shirt will be available in four sizes: small, medium, large and extra large.
You can buy your polo shirt by clicking on the "Buy Now" button.