Nov 07, 2020

The Father of Haitian Letters

On Sunday, April 12th, in the small Haitian village of Ravine-Sèche, Franck Étienne was born. It was the year 1936, just two years after the withdrawal of the United States’ occupation forces, and a...

Nov 01, 2020

Uniquely Haitian : Okap

On the northern edge of Haiti, near the historic town of Milot, lies the commune of Cap-Haïtien. Often referred to as Okap (Au Cap), this port city, home to 190,000 residents, is the island...

Aug 30, 2020

Haiti’s Ancient Architectural Marvels

In the wake of the devastation caused by the 2010 earthquake, there have been numerous on-going efforts to restore the historically significant buildings dotted across Haiti’s island landscape. We’ve talked about Haiti’s unique...

Jul 27, 2020

Haitian Surrealist: Hector Hyppolite

Hector Hyppolite was born in Saint Marc in 1894 and was a third generation vodou priest. This houngan background would heavily influence his art and future fame, as “ethereal” and “otherworldly” are qualities we often attribute to surrealism....

Jun 14, 2020

Haiti’s National Sport

Most countries have a national sport. A sport that is not only played and watched among the population, but one that is intrinsic to its culture. The United States is baseball, Wales is...