WOW... An article about Haiti made me think about myself and my country all over again!

I just read this article by Morgan Meis about Haiti and, as a Haitian, it made me think about myself and my country all over again... You should read it too!

A Haitian Grandmother pouring Water on her Grandson

The article is called: "How Can I Speak of Haiti?"

I am going to share a couple of paragraphs with you but I do encourage you to read the whole thing.

There's nothing to say about Haiti... Even to begin, to start, to try, is to fall into cliches. The cliches of the poverty. The cliches of the beauty...

... You can't write about Haiti without overdoing it. You also can't write about Haiti without missing the mark completely...

So you write about the tap taps... Tap taps are a way to lie about your experience in Haiti...

There is a temptation to see Haiti as the greatest problem that one could ever possibly hope to solve. You can spot the people who think this way right as they get off the plane. They have lots of gear and a far away look in the eye. You see them later on the road, sitting in the back of large trucks with tons of supplies. They are off to build something for someone, whether that someone really wants it or not.

Do read the entire article: How Can I Speak of Haiti?

What do you think about it?

Can't wait to read your comments below...

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Phillip A Manning Man! I like this article very much.. I'm going to save this piece......(As far as i'm concerned... "Eddie Murphy is a Haitian... whether I'm... see more
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