Haiti and the Catastrophe That Made the World Cry Regardless Of Race, Religion, National Origin, and Gender

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Tears of Haiti to be featured at both the American Library Association-Midwinter and Annual Book Exhibits.

Haitian author Louisket Edmond looks back at the land where he took his very first step and chronicles the once fulfilling life lived by the natives of Haiti. Released through Xlibris, his new book, The Tears of Haiti, offers an in-depth look into the culture and lifestyle that are yet to be revived after a devastating catastrophe.

Haiti, unknown to most people, is a Caribbean country rich in history and traditions. Its past traces back to the days of slavery, a story that reflects vigorous suffering and impressive resilience. But this important piece of the country is suddenly put on as a background when in the afternoon of January 12, 2010, a powerful earthquake hit the island of Hispaniola. This calamity killed an estimated 300,000 people and had injured millions of others. Causing widespread damage and leaving many people homeless, the earthquake practically ruined all major infrastructures of the Haiti capital. The Tears of Haiti reminds readers of this fact and raises an invitation for expressing compassion and help in any way one can, including prayers.

“I began writing the same day because I couldn’t sleep and I was concerned about the future of Haitian survivors especially the ordinary children who lost their love ones. I had become a thinker and wanted to dedicate my time and energy in order to create something to help. As a native of Haiti I cared about what was happening in my homeland,” shares the author.

Thirty percent (30%) of the book sales will be used to build schools for street children in Haiti and another thirty percent (30%) for Mr. Edmond’s parents and his family members in Haiti.

This book will be featured at the 2011 BookExpo America in New York City, NY on May 26-28, 2011. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Louisket Edmond is a native of Haiti who was educated in his homeland and ran for representative to the Haitian Congress. He received his BA in Spanish and French literature from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and earned a teaching assistantship at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine, where he completed a Master’s degree in teaching French. He taught languages in different schools in the United States for many years: Community College of Philadelphia, Duckrey Elementary Public School, Camden High School, North Miami Senior High School, and currently in Connecticut at Northwestern Regional 7. He lives within four distinct cultures: those of the Creole, French, North American English, and Latin American. Shortly after the earthquake on January 12, 2010, which killed more than 270,000 people in Haiti and left more than 300,000 homeless, Mr. Edmond was worried about his relatives and fellow Haitians. He kept seeing the images of dead bodies in his head and was unable to sleep. Mr. Edmond began writing a book The Tears of Haiti in order to give his readers outside of Haiti some ideas about the life of the Haitian people in the island of Hispaniola and to keep his mind busy in this difficult time.

The Tears of Haiti * by Louisket Edmond
Publication Date: June 23, 2010
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 97 pages; 978-1-4535-1768-0
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 97 pages; 978-1-4535-1769-7
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-1770-3

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