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Monthly Archives: January 2005

Danticat’s ‘Dew Breaker’ wins Story Prize

Full story at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer… THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Edwidge Danticat’s “The Dew Breaker” has been named the winner of the first Story Prize, which honors the author of an outstanding collection of short fiction. Published by Random House’s Alfred A. Knopf imprint, “The Dew Breaker” is a book of connected stories about Haitians and Haitian-Americans whose lives have been affected by the actions of the title character, a humble Brooklyn barber with a secret past in his native land. “The Dew Breaker” also is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award, which will be announced in March.

Bones of Contention…

From MSNBC and the Associated Press, here’s an article about a team of Spanish researchers who are attempting to verify the claim that a tomb in the Dominican Republic holds the remains of Christopher Columbus.

Virtual art exhibit at Carrie Art Collection

We got this notice in our inbox today… Carrie Art Collection is pleased to present the virtual exhibit of Haitian Artist “Dieuseul PAUL” Dieuseul PAUL Dieuseul Paul, born in 1952 in Damiens, is one of the founder of the Saint Soleil school with Prospere Pierre Louis and Louisianne Saint Fleurant. Saint Soleil was founded in the early 1970’s under the direction of Tiga – Jean Claude Garoute, and Maud Robart, promoters of this movement in Soisson-la-Montagne, approximately 50km from Port-au-Prince…. Andre Malreaux immortalized the movement by feathuring Saint Soleil in his book “L’Intemporel”.... On the 15th of every month, Carrie Art Collection features an artist, their work and an interview with the preeminent Haitian art critic, Michel Philippe Lerebours. Carrie Art Collection has selected from among Haiti’s finest artists, representing various schools and mediums.

AlterNet: MLK Jr. In His Own Words

AlterNet: MLK Jr.

Happy Wikipedia Day!

Happy Fourth Anniversary to the Wikipedia project.

The Toussaint Table at Chicken Bones

The Toussaint Table at Chicken Bones: A Journal for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes, has a collection of links to essays and articles on Haitian history.

Haiti Photography

Opus Focus has a wonderful collection of photographs from Haiti and elsewhere.

Digitize Everything, we learn of a proposal to digitize every Canadian book. If the estimated cost of $10 or less per book is accurate, the prospect of digitizing archival source material seems tantalizingly within reach.

The Observer likes what it sees in Wikipedia

Via Slashdot, we find the following piece about Wikipedia: The Observer | Business | Why encyclopaedic row speaks volumes about the old guard By all laws of reference-work publishing, Wikipedia ought to be a disaster. Yet it is exactly the opposite – an exceedingly useful online reference work often consulted by this columnist and countless others.

Literary magazine features Haiti

Bomb, an arts and culture magazine, features Haiti in its Winter 2005 issue. Go to to see the cover and get more information about the magazine.