Haiti: Behind the Poverty and Despair

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A new comprehensive guide by author Marjorie Charlot on Haiti’s rich culture and inhabitants

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There is much to learn about Haiti’s history, challenges and achievements.

According to World Bank, Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and one of the poorest in the world. With a history of on-going development, one may ask, what led to this and what has been the affect on individuals living there?

Did You Know? by Marjorie Charlot, is a comprehensive guide that explores the rich culture and history of Haiti and its residents. The novel features interesting topics on those of African descent, arts and culture, civil rights, influential families, inventors, and their role in world history.

“There is much to learn about Haiti’s history, challenges and achievements,” Charlot said. “The book is an introduction for those who want to get a better understanding of the country.”

Charlot, who is of Haitian descent, received her Master’s Degree in library and information science and urban studies at Long Island University. In 2014, she founded the website http://www.sankofaarchives.com to help individuals of African descent discover positive images of their ancestors and understand their contributions. That said, her passion for historical research translates to the fascinating and informative facts about Haiti in Did You Know?

“The novel also brings awareness to numerous key issues and stereotypes on the role of women and influential figures in society who have shaped our world today,” Charlot said.

For more information, visit http://www.iUniverse.com.

Did You Know?
By Marjorie Charlot
ISBN: 978-1-4917-7690-2
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iUniverse

About the author
Charlot, who is of Haitian descent, received her Master’s Degree in library and information science and urban studies at Long Island University. In 2014, she founded the website http://www.sankofaarchives.com to help individuals of African descent discover positive images of their ancestors and understand their contributions. On the website, Charlot published four articles that cover details on African women, Haitian arts, and black presence in military history. She is working on a second website that features influential women in history. Did You Know? is her first book. Charlot lives in New York.

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