Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Josh C. Beckford's Fictional Ebook: "....The Dead Hunt The Living (Zombie Apocalypse Part 1)

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Overview A very rich planter hired managers and overseers to run his best Saint Domingue plantations. Then he decided to travel to England, France, and Louisiana. As a rich planter, Scott Rockford did not want to stay in a colony that was going to change. His neighbors, afraid of maroons and zombie hunters, have already left for Cuba and New Orleans. Rockford wanted to raise enough money to start cutivating and harvesting cotton and sugarcane in Mississippi Delta. What will he do when the enslaved men and women brought by the new emigres joined the Dead who hunt the living. Will he ever return to St Domingue or will he start visiting Congo Square Slave Auction market or The Forks of the Road Slave Market at Natchez?

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Bouki and Malis Flee Haiti on Rickety Boat Led by Infamous Smuggler and Deportee, Captain Katastwof Natirel

"Bouki and Malis Turned Boat People - Bouki ak Malis Pran Kanntè"

Authors, Charles J. Desmangles and Kevin Levin, have done a great job writing this novella in Haitian Creole, Spanish, and English. Bouki and Malis Turned Boat People:Bouki ak Malis Pran Kanntè. It is based on the plasticity and richness of the Haitian folklore. Two of the most recognizable characters of Haitian folktales play a central role in this story.

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In this novella, the authors show Bouki's desperation and push factors contributing to his agreement with a sleek, sophisticated local criminal and people smuggler / trafficker known as 'Captain Katastwòf Natirèl.' Bouki was deep in debts because he wanted to maintain a lifestyle he could not afford on the meager catches of a fisherman. Caught and deported several times by U.S. Border and Coast Guard, Captain Katastwòf Natirèl (Captain Natural Catastrophe) was on a black list. Bouki thought he was smart enough to pull this trip on his own. He refused to be known as the butt of his brother's jokes, a simpleton, a fool. He did not want Malis, his intellectual brother, to know about the details of that trip. All the while, Malis never hesitated to put him down and make him realize that he needed his expertise, language skills, and critical thinking.

Charles J. Desmangles and Kevin Levin interweave elements of the Haitian culture in this remarkable Haitian Creole, Spanish, English novella. Things must have been really harsh in Haiti if these two famous characters of the Haitian folklore finally decide to leave the country on a perilous raft to cross illegally to the U.S. shores. When faced with an upcoming storm, Captain Katastwòf Natirèl led his crew to Santiago, Cuba to seek temporary refuge. He forced everybody to learn Spanish in order to pass for Cuban refugees. Will Booki, Malis and Captain Katastwòf Natirèl make it to the dry grounds of Florida?

This story is set against the backdrop of Haiti's devastated agriculture, political upheavals, insecurity, presence of UN troops or Minustah, series of natural disasters such as hurricanes and 2010 earthquake, barren lands and tree-less mountaintops causing widspread floodings, destroyed ecology, infrastructures and educational institutions with a local population that depends more and more on imported goods and used clothes euphemistically known as 'pèpè.'

In this novella, the authors also implicate and relate the complicity of the catholic church whose priest, Father Francois, refuses to use Haitian Creole and French in his mass in his dogged efforts to cater to a dwindling but rich and powerful group of Latin language enthusiasts, les Bourgeois Commercants Mulattres (native Haitians of Syrian, Lebanese and.. descent). He did not heed Professor Malis' advice to start leading mass in Creole just like the Voodoo priests and protestant churches do all over the country with great success. What's worse is that Father Francois never said a word or raisee his stubby pinky finger against the clandestine smuggling and chaperoning of Haitian children who took these rickety boats to get reunited with their parents in Miami. Sister Marie Lafontant made her money chaperoning children and paid the priest under the table without counting her generous tithes to the church.

"Bouki and Malis Turned Boat People - Bouki ak Malis Pran Kanntè" is a book that will make you laugh and cry in the same sentence or paragraph. This book should be a required reading for anybody who wants to understand Haiti and the 'Boat People' phenomenon. Definitely, it should be required reading for any NGO, tourist, international workers in Haiti. It should be a required reading for any sociology students. This novella is edited by Prof. Joseph J. Charles

Now you can find out whether Bouki shows any signs of intelligence here:

"Excerpt from "Bouki and Malis Turned Boat People.."

“They said that I am supposed to pass the shark test too,” Bouki said to Malis.

“What are you talking about?” Malis asked.

“I was told that it is a test developed by the American authorities to separate Cubans from Haitians. They say that sharks like Haitians’ blood and flesh. They eat Haitian migrants whose boats capsize in high seas between Haiti and Bahamas. “

“Come on, Bouki, think straight. Respect yourself. It looks like you are losing your consciousness, you are coming in and out of consciousness. It appears that the waves of the sea and the crossing made you lose your mind. Americans are not like that! Where can they find these sharks?”

“Malis, I am not crazy. You always think I am crazy!”

“Crazy people hold this kind of talk!”

“I am a fisherman, but I am afraid of sharks. Their teeth are like saws.”

“Hello Bouki, you are no longer on the ocean now. You are on firm U.S. soil!”

Monday, September 3, 2012

Free Creole Audio, Free Creole Lesson Downloads

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Storytelling: 2 Haitian Tales - 2 Kont Ayisyen

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Listen to Kids’ Kreyol - Koute Kreyol pou Timoun

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How do you say…..in Creole? Kouman nou di…. an Kreyol?

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El Bicentenario de Mexico - Bisantne Meksiko

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Definitive Quick Haitian Creole Grammar Reference Audiobook

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lulu and Lila, The Smooth Red Stone, a new kids' book!



Congratulations to Vivian and Romeo Sky on the publication of their new children's book!

This book is the result of the quality time a grandmother has been willing to spend with her granddaughter. It also captures the great imagination of a young girl who loves reading. According to grandmother Gigi,Romeo has always enjoyed creating characters in their new stories. Romeo Sky was visiting her grandmother. She brought a lot of books which she displayed on the nearby desk. I had the opportunity to read a book to Romeo who asked me to continue reading other books to her. Before I complied with her request,Gigi, the grandmother, intervened to set me free.

From that very moment, I knew it was just a matter of time before Gigi and Romeo set out to share with us their wonderful world of storytelling and amazing creation.

"Lulu and Lila, The smooth Red Stone" is the story of two identical twin girls, Lulu and Lila, who got invited by a mermaid to embark on a great maritime adventure. All their wishes came true after finding a smooth red stone.

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Top Haitian Creole Multilingual Phrasebook+: Read Free and Learn 4 Romance Languages in One Book

"The Top Multilingual Haitian Creole Phrasebook+: Read Free and Learn 4 Languages in One" is a new ebook that provides language lessons and reading exercises in four major languages: French, Spanish, English, and Haitian Creole.



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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Nelson Mandela's Poetic Biography: How to Live Before You Die, Experience Leadership Academy, Best Business Quotes and Freedom Struggle



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Tables of Content
1, Purest Form of Gold: A Long Journey to Freedom Day
2. What is like to be Free? Nelson Mandela’s Freedom
3, Awupatha: We Shall Not Be Dominated
4. Robben Island
5. Life Celebration
6. Tribute to all the Comrades:
Mandela Pays Tribute to the Martyrs of the Struggle
7. Rolihlahla, the “Troublemaker” for the Right Cause
8. Robben Island: Thrown into the Heart of Darkness
9. Robben Island: From Darkness to Light
10. Men Made of Gold: My Respect and Tribute
11. God Bless Africa!
12. Apartheid: The Idiocy of It All
13. Bullies’ Indignities: Down with all Bullies
14. Time to Breathe Fresh

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Live 1802-1803 Revolution Battles: Pauline Bonaparte’s St Domingue Stay, Parisian High Society and Voodoo Exploits. Fire! Fire Everywhere in St. Domingue! (A Short Historical Novel by Kevin Levin)


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"1802-1803: Pauline Bonaparte’s St Domingue Stay, Parisian High Society and Voodoo Exploits (A Short Historical Novel by Kevin Levin)". Fire! Fire Everywhere in St. Domingue! Married to Napoleon Bonaparte's right-hand man, General Leclerc, Pauline did not have much of a choice other than to board the ship that would seal her fate at St Domingue. Josephine de Bauharnais, her sister-in-law, won that round.

Having been combat-hardened by serving at one time or another under the flags of the Spanish and English forces battling the French for the control of the richest colony in the world, the few black rebel leaders (General Maurepas, Henri Christophe, Alexandre Petion, Capois La Mort, Biassou, Jean Francois, Dessalines, etc) quickly realized that they had to enter the phase of a total war - total change from the bottom up or a revolution.

On that cauldron that was St. Domingue (currently Haiti), the most beautiful woman of Europe had to devise ways to occupy herself. Pauline set out to conquer the men or soldiers who were fighting in her husband's army. She joined the high Parisian society in order to throw lavish parties in Le Cap and Port-au-Prince. But when she caught something and got sick, she let her friends introduce her to a slave voodoo priest and Voodoo priestess who came to perform an exorcism on her body. She confessed that she secretly loved some of the black generals, Toussaint and others, for their courage and determination.

Suspicious of his wife's dangerous liaisons and feelings for Toussaint L'Ouverture, Governor-General Leclerc invited him to dinner where the black general and his men were ambushed. Embarking the ship that would take him away, Toussaint L’Ouverture, the First of the Blacks, proclaimed, “In capturing me, you have only cut down the trunk of the tree of Black people’s freedom. It will spring up again by the roots because they are deep and numerous..”. The Black rebel leaders had to act upon the prophecy of Toussaint who was ambushed, summarily judged, condemned at a Fort-de-Joux tribunal and subsequently sent to the cold mountain of France to die. In his last days, he only had the loyalty of his servant who had been with him along. He made sure to hold his head and ease the passing of that great man, lover of freedom and equality, and a formidable avenger of the New World.

"Nous sommes tous les enfants de la Liberte," Said Jean-Jacques Dessalines who was at one time or another an English, Spanish, and French citizen before becoming a Haitian after freeing and renaming St. Domingue.



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Monday, October 24, 2011

Steve Jobs' Biography: How to Live before Dying

The world has lost a great mind, a wonderful innovator, a competitor for sure, but a great pitchman!


Steve Jobs left us with some great gadgets such as the iphone, ipod, and iPad. But his life and example are full of lessons, words of wisdom for the business people and contemporary entrepreneurs.

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"Steve Jobs’ Poetic Biography, Business Principles and Decisions: How to Live Before Dying, Acumen, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship" is a book based on the public life and business acumen of the Apple Co-founder and icon. Through his product design, focus, and presentations, Steve Jobs had a profound impact not only on the Tech industry but also on many other fields such as marketing, showmanship, product design, architecture, poetry, spirituality, and entrepreneurship. This book is designed to help the young entrepreneurs and students of business understand what is important to consumers and related consumer experience