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Fabienne Flessel · January, 2009

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 January, 2009

30 January 2009

French Caribbean: Carnival 2009 is launched

Carnival is a tradition, a part of every West Indian soul and the French Caribbean is no exception. Here is a review of blogs from Martinique, French Guiana, Haiti and...

Guadeloupe: Pépin questions national conscience

France, Guadeloupe: Obama Appointment?

Martinique: Increase in domestic violence

29 January 2009

Guadeloupe: A new social movement

Guadeloupe has been in a state of social unrest for about a week now as record numbers of trade unions, cultural and political associations have united around a motto: "Lyannaj...

21 January 2009

French Caribbean, Palestine, Israel: Economic Boycott?

French West Indians and Caribbeans have expressed their solidarity with the population in Gaza in many ways since the bombings began. Is an economic boycott one of them? Bloggers discuss...

Guadeloupe: Hard Times?

2 January 2009

Haiti: 205th Anniversary of Haitian Independence

After the disasters they went through in 2008, Haitian people celebrated the start of 2009 more or less happily - in Haiti, January 1st marks not only New Year, but...

Guadeloupe, Martinique, Gaza: Overseas Solidarity

The recent news coming from Gaza and the Middle East has had an impact on one Guadeloupe-based blogger, who recalls the historical and steady immigration of Syrians and Lebanese people...