Joie de Vivre and Decadence : Growing up in the Golden Age of Les Cayes, Haiti

Joie de Vivre and Decadence : Growing up in the Golden Age of Les Cayes, Haiti

€25.00

Lyonel Gerdes

IN THIS MEMOIR ABOUT GROWING UP IN HAITI, AUTHOR LYONEL GERDES TAKES READERS ON A JOURNEY THROUGH THE HARROWING DETAILS OF HIS CHILDHOOD.

Gerdes spent his formative years in a well-to-do family in Les Cayes. Even so, he did not enjoy the privilèges that came with an elite homehold. Instead, he had to settle for second-class status and the shame that accompanied. His family moved often, each house worse than the previous. But this houses would shape Gerdes's life. In Les Cayes, Haiti, Gerdes relays the highs and lows of his yong life, as well as the contempt he received from those who  should've loved him. Set within a politically tumultuous time in Haiti's History, Gerdes's experience will leave readers contemplating the harsh realities that children face.
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Lyonel Gerdes is a world traveler, educator, former journalist living and working in Miami, Florida. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Gerdes emigrated to the United States after a tumultuous life in Les Cayes and the country's capital city. Gerdes has a bachelor's degree in sociology and a natural curiosity about people, culture, and geography. 
15,3 x 23 cm • 370 pages
ISBN 979-8-73422-1396-4
25€ • Date de parution : 21 août 2021

Catégorie Livre