Rebirth for Haiti

When a habitation dies, a warehouse of memory perishes with it, says Wole Soyinka, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature 1986, in this issue of the UNESCO Courier. Haiti will never again be the same island we once knew, nor Port-au-Prince exude her faintly decadent redolence of a troubled past. Nonetheless, we can recreate from its rubble a totally new and vibrant social entity that becomes a beacon of universal solidarity, an affirmation of the human spirit, an enduring outpost of a mother continent whose stolen children wiped out the ignominy of enslavement and transformed a mere labour stockade into a citadel of defiance, and a vision of liberty.

Read the article At one with Haiti, by Wole Soyinka

Read the other articles:

Raoul PeckA Common search for greater humanity

Gérard Chéry: The Haitian economy's vicious circle

Nancy RocBuilding a new Haiti

Bernard Hadjadj: Responsibility: the link between freedom and solidarity

Marie Laurence Jocelyn Lassègue: Culture: cradle of the Haitian renaissance

Michèle Oriol: Haiti's new start will not be from zero

Roberson Alphonse: The Haitian press: a turning point

Antonio Vigilante: Culture and development: two sides of the coin

September 2010