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Fabienne Flessel · December, 2008

I first joined as a translator for GV en français and have since discovered the power of “blogging”. It's only then that I started writing for GV Caribbean about the French-speaking Caribbean.
When I am not a GVer, I am an EFL teacher in Guadeloupe (where I am from).
I am deeply interested in social studies (gender, education, human rights) and the history and culture of people of African descent in the Americas.

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Latest posts by Fabienne Flessel from December, 2008

27 December 2008

Guadeloupe: Why not celebrate Kwanzaa as well?

Besides the traditional celebration of Christmas, Guadeloupean people have recently taken up a new celebration: Kwanzaa, which starts on December 26 and lasts until January 1.

23 December 2008

Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyane: Celebrating Christmas with “Chanté Nwel”

With Christmas approaching, the French Overseas Departments of Guadeloupe, Martinique and Guyane are vibrating to the tune of their folk musical instruments like ka (a big drum)[Fr], ti-bwa (two bamboo...

10 December 2008

Guadeloupe: Gas too expensive; the island is blocked!

After the general blackout in French Guiana, it's now the turn of the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe to wake up all numbed. The butterfly shaped island linked by the...

3 December 2008

French Guiana: The Unheard Blackout

For more than a week now, French Guiana has been in turmoil. The population is protesting against the skyrocketing price of gas by blocking roads, closing schools, and businesses. The...