Posted on 06 March 2012.
By Gina Athena Ulysse–Paulette Poujol-Oriol, who died March 11 at age 84, left her birth country, Haiti, a legacy that is immeasurable. She was one of Haiti’s most ardent feminist leaders, as well as an unmatched cultural producer and worker.
She was born in Port-au-Prince on May 12, 1926 to Joseph Poujol, founder of the Commercial [...]
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Posted on 15 August 2011.
THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL STORY SWAP: CONNECTING STUDENTS IN NEW ORLEANS AND PORT-AU-PRINCE
All Story Swaps begin the same way…Tell me something about you. Tell me a story so compelling that after hearing it, I’ll know you better. Then, I’ll take your story and recreate it as if it were my own. It’s a most elemental start [...]
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Posted on 26 May 2011.
When I was in my late teens, I wrote a letter to Oprah Winfrey asking her if she could fly my parents to Paris for their 22nd wedding anniversary. I imagine mine was one of thousands of such letters she received, like novenas from all corners of the globe.
I told her about that letter, during [...]
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